April 7, 2011

Book: English Language Education Across Greater China

From http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847693495

English Language Education Across Greater China
Edited by Anwei Feng
Published by Multilingual Matters

Summary: This volume is the first to offer a comprehensive and, at the same time, in-depth examination of the spread of English and English language education across Greater China. It consists of two parts. Part 1 presents rich sociolinguistic data for easy comparisons between Mainland China, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau, while Part 2 explores in depth the phenomena inside Mainland China to provide contrastive analysis of English language use and education in economically booming areas such as Shanghai and Guangdong and underdeveloped regions like Xinjiang and Yunnan. With the descriptive, comparative and analytical accounts of different territories ranging from nation-states to small villages in remote areas, theories on the spread of English, second/third language acquisition and identity are challenged with new concepts proposed and established.

Visit the publisher’s website at http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847693495

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