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Language Policy and Political Economy: English in a Global Context

Thomas Ricento

Abstract

English is the common denominator that unites the work presented in this volume; it provides a focal point to illustrate the ways in which a political economic approach can account for a range of phenomena in diverse settings in which a “global” language has attained a special status as (an often perceived) tool for socioeconomic mobility. The findings reveal the complex ways in which government leaders and policymakers, as well as communities and individuals in those communities, make decisions within a global economy about the languages that will be taught as subjects or used as media of ins ... More

Keywords: global English, language policy, English in development, political economy, English as a lingua franca, neoliberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199363391
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363391.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Ricento, editor
University of Calgary, Professor & Chair, English as an Additional Language

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