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Dynamic Ecologies

A Relational Perspective on Languages Education in the Asia-Pacific Region

Series: Multilingual Education, Vol. 9

Murray, Neil, Scarino, Angela (Eds.)

2014, XI, 233 p. 14 illus.

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  • Focuses on the interaction between locally available languages in terms of policy and practice inĀ language use and language learning
  • Presents a relational view of language planning and language learning
  • Provides a regional focus on a particularly dynamic geographical area, while identifying general principles that have relevance beyond the Asia-Pacific area

This volume provides a fascinating glimpse into the complex language ecologies of Southeast Asia. Adopting a relational perspective, it considers their significance for the region, its peoples, the policy and practice of language teaching, learning and assessment and the fate of local languages. It gives particular prominence to the relationship between English and Chinese, its likely transformation at a time of significant global change and the impact that these two languages and their synergy will have on the place of other languages and dialects. Dynamic Ecologies: A Relational Perspective on Languages Education in the Asia-Pacific Region draws on the research and insights of key scholars in the field and provides case studies that illustrate the impact of relevant language policy in countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea and Australia.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Asian languages in Australia - Chinese language learning - Chinese teaching in the Australian classroom - English in Malaysia - English in Singapore - English language and mother tongues in Asian contexts - English language learning - Global Englishes - Japanese language education in Australia - Language Policy Asia Pacific - Language culture identity - Learning Indonesian in Australia - World Englishes

Related subjects » Education & Language - Linguistics

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