Who Owns English?

Taal: Engels
Who Owns English?
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780335192663
  • juni 1994
  • 144 pagina's
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This collection brings together views about the nature of English and its users. Within the United Kingdom - and in some other countries - there is a feeling of unease that language and literacy are in decline and that their central role in developing a sense of national unity and heritage is weakening. Governmental response to this perception is to move towards centralized, state-imposed curricula and assessment, seeking to guarantee standards through legislation. At the same time that the original source of English feels insecure, other countries and cultures become increasingly confident about taking over its use and ownership on their own terms and within their own cultures. Several of the authors here celebrate the diverse ways in which people across the world are developing their own distinctive varieties of English. In exploring these contradictory, defensive and optimistic attitudes towards the inevitability of linguistic and cultural change, the volume's contributors demonstrate the current liveliness and intensity of discussion about this perennial, and increasingly debated, topic.

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Students of British politics will find this collection a valuable source on an increasingly important area. - Political Studies We need a guide book and here is one...andvery good it is too. - Public Administration ...will be helpful to undergraduate students, as will the annotatedbibliography which is included. - Parliamentary Affairs ...should form an important part of the Politics teacher's armoury...It is a valuable reference book, a stimulus for teachers and a useful source ofexercises for students...This book, without doubt, should be available within school and colleges. - Talking Politics

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Verschijningsdatum
1994-06-01
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144 pagina's
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Redacteur
Mike Hayhoe
Uitgever
Open University Press

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9780335192663

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
1994-06-01
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2ACB
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