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Language Policy in Higher Education
Language Policy in Higher Education

Language Policy in Higher Education

The Case of Medium-Sized Languages
F. Xavier Vila, Vanessa Bretxa
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Language Policy in Higher Education

The Case of Medium-Sized Languages
F. Xavier Vila, Vanessa Bretxa
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In today's increasingly interconnected, knowledge-based world, language policy in higher education is rapidly becoming a crucial area for all societies aiming to play a part in the global economy. The challenge is double faceted: how can universities retain their crucial role of creating the intellectual elites who are indispensable for the running of national affairs and, at the same time, prepare their best-educated citizens for competition in a global market? To what extent is English really pushing other languages out of the academic environment? Drawing on the experience of several medium-sized language communities, this volume provides the reader with some important insights into how language policies can be successfully implemented. The different sociolinguistic contexts under scrutiny offer an invaluable comparative standpoint to understand what position can – or could – be occupied by each language at the level of higher education.

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Publisher
Channel View Publications
Year
2014
ISBN
9781783092772
Topic
Languages & Linguistics
Subtopic
Sociolinguistics
Edition
1

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