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Multilingual Education

Dynamic Ecologies

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

Editors: Murray, Neil, Scarino, Angela (Eds.)

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  • Focuses on the interaction between locally available languages in terms of policy and practice in 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
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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, it's 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.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction: A Relational View of Language Learning

    Pages 3-13

    Murray, Neil (et al.)

  • English as a Medium of Instruction in East and Southeast Asian Universities

    Pages 15-29

    Kirkpatrick, Andy

  • Plurilithic and Ecological Perspectives on English: Some Conceptual and Practical Implications

    Pages 31-47

    Crichton, Jonathan (et al.)

  • Glocal English in Singapore? A Re-exploration of the Localization of English

    Pages 49-57

    Pakir, Anne

  • Asia and Anglosphere: Public Symbolism and Language Policy in Australia

    Pages 59-73

    Lo Bianco, Joseph

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamic Ecologies
Book Subtitle
A Relational Perspective on Languages Education in the Asia-Pacific Region
Editors
  • Neil Murray
  • Angela Scarino
Series Title
Multilingual Education
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7972-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7972-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7971-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0095-3
Series ISSN
2213-3208
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 233
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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