The Sociopolitics of English Language Teaching

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Joan Kelly Hall, William Eggington
Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 251 pages
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The sociopolitical dimensions of English language teaching are central to the English language professional. These dimensions include language policies, cultural expectations, and the societal roles of languages. This book aims to present these issues to practicing and aspiring teachers in order to raise awareness of the sociopolitical nature of English language teaching.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Policy and Ideology in the Spread of English
7
Linguistic Human Rights and Teachers of English
22
The Controversy
45
NonNative Varieties and the Sociopolitics of English
67
Additional Questions and Activities
83
The Social Politics and the Cultural Politics of Language
89
Educational Malpractice and the Miseducation of Language
104
Possibilities for Action
141
Exploring the Spiritual Moral Dimensions of Teachers
165
Disciplinary Knowledge as a Foundation
178
Becoming Sociopolitically Active
195
Epilogue
222
Author Biographies
240
Index
246
Copyright

A Model
117

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Joan Kelly Hall is Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of Applied Linguistics at Pennsylvania State University. Paul Bruthiaux, Dwight Atkinson, William G. Eggington, William Grabe and Vaidehi Ramanathan conducted their doctoral research at the University of Southern California in the 1980s and 1990s, with Robert B. Kaplan playing a significant role in their development as applied linguists. Now they have joined forces to co-edit a collection of essays and research papers that review current trends across the spectrum of applied linguistics and discuss their implications for the future the field.

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