By Michael H. Long, Catherine J. Doughty

Bringing jointly a global and interdisciplinary workforce of participants, this instruction manual is a wide-ranging and important reference advisor to language educating. A complete reference paintings on language instructing, which mixes the newest study findings, insurance of middle issues, and examples of training adventure from quite a few languages and settingsProvides a different breadth of insurance, together with: the psycholinguistic underpinnings of language studying; social, political, and academic contexts; application layout; fabrics writing and path layout; educating and checking out; instructor schooling; and evaluate and evaluationOffers a balanced review of the most important positions and ways, together with analyzing the more and more very important social and political context of language teachingWritten by way of a world and interdisciplinary staff of authors from a dozen diversified international locations; English is just one of the various languages used as examples through the quantity

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This tends to blur the distinction between the two concepts. If a user of English as a second language refers to the “language politics” of an institution, what is intended may be the language policy in force. The “politics of language” often indicates political struggles in which linguistic identity and language rights may be contentious, polarizing factors. Language policy can be defined as referring to all the measures, explicit and implicit, which have an impact on the language ecology in a given context, including the rights of speakers of a given language, and the use made of languages for given functions.

Wardhaugh, R. (1992). An introduction to sociolinguistics. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell. Widdowson, H. (1994). The ownership of English. TESOL Quarterly 28, 377–88. 26 Robert Phillipson and Tove Skutnabb-Kangas 3 The Politics and Policies of Language and Language Teaching ROBERT PHILLIPSON AND TOVE SKUTNABB-KANGAS As long as we have the language, we have the culture. As long as we have the culture, we can hold on to the land. Manu Metekingi, MAori from the Whanganui iwi (“tribe”)1 Language and culture cannot be separate from each other – if they are, the language only becomes a tool, a thing .

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