By Thomas Ricento
The publication poses the questions: Does English function a "lingua franca" and does it strengthen the pursuits of sustainable fiscal and social improvement in low-income international locations? Written via major specialists in language coverage learn, the chapters demonstrate the myriad and intricate ways that govt leaders, policymakers, and groups make judgements concerning the languages that may study as matters or used as media of guideline in colleges. English is usually marketed as a social "good" with unquestioned instrumental worth, but entry to caliber English-medium schooling in low-income international locations has a tendency to be limited to these with adequate monetary skill to pay for it. because the capitalist global economic system keeps to alter and develop, and assuming that translation applied sciences proceed to enhance, it really is most likely that the jobs and relative significance of English as an international language will swap considerably. Assessing the prices and advantages of buying English consequently takes on elevated urgency. The booklet argues political financial strategy is especially acceptable during this recreation, because it takes into consideration theories and empirical findings from a number of disciplines so as to determine and clarify real-world phenomena that don't healthy smartly into containers classified "economic," "social," "political" or "cultural."
Together, the chapters during this quantity argue for a brand new path in language coverage studies-grounded in political economic climate -- that would clarify why English has been skilled as either a blessing and curse in several components of the area, why English is still invaluable as a lingua franca for specific sectors of the worldwide economic system, and why it's a detriment to financial improvement in lots of low-income international locations. The publication should be useful to language coverage students, policy-makers, and educators, considerably advancing study during this very important field.
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Language Policy and Political Economy: English in a Global Context by Thomas Ricento