English Language Education Across Greater China

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Dr. Anwei Feng
Multilingual Matters, Feb 1, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 264 pages

This volume is the first to offer a comprehensive and, at the same time, in-depth examination of the spread of English and English language education across Greater China. It consists of two parts. Part 1 presents rich sociolinguistic data for easy comparisons between mainland China, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao, while Part 2 explores in depth the phenomena inside mainland China to provide contrastive analysis of English language use and education in economically booming areas such as Shanghai and Guangdong and underdeveloped regions like Xinjiang and Yunnan. With the descriptive, comparative and analytical accounts of different territories ranging from nation-states to small villages in remote areas, theories on the spread of English, second/third language acquisition and identity are challenged with new concepts proposed and established.

 

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Contents

The Apex of the Third Wave English Language across Greater China
1
Part 1 Sociolinguistic Profiles of Countries and Regions across Greater China
21
Part 2 Convergence and Divergence of English Language Use and Education in Different Regions in Mainland China
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Dr Anwei Feng has teaching and research experience in tertiary institutions in many countries and regions including China, Hong Kong, Singapore as well as the UK. He is currently Reader in Education and directs Graduate Programmes in the School of Education at Bangor University, UK. His main research interests are in the areas of bi/trilingualism and bi/trilingual education and intercultural studies in education. His recent publications include Becoming Interculturally Competent through Education and Training (2009, with M. Byram and M. Fleming) and Bilingual Education in China: Practices, Policies and Concepts (2007). He also regularly publishes articles in these areas in peer-reviewed journals.

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