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Message 1: Language in the Twenty-First Century: Tonkin, Reagan (eds)

Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 15:43:23 +0000
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Subject: Language in the Twenty-First Century: Tonkin, Reagan (eds)

Title: Language in the Twenty-First Century
Subtitle: Selected papers of the millennial conferences of the Center
	 for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems,
	 held at the University of Hartford and Yale University
Series Title: Studies in World Language Problems 1
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: Humphrey Tonkin, University of Hartford 
Editor: Timothy Reagan, University of Connecticut 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588113833, Pages: vi, 209 pp., Price: USD 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027228310, Pages: vi, 209 pp., Price: EUR 85.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1588113841, Pages: vi, 209 pp., Price: USD 49.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9027228329, Pages: vi, 209 pp., Price: EUR 50.00

What is the future of languages in an increasingly globalized world?
Are we moving toward the use of a single language for global
communication, or are there ways of managing language diversity at the
international level? Can we, or should we, maintain a balance between
the global need to communicate and the maintenance of local and
regional identities and cultures? What is the role of education, of
language rights, of language equality in this volatile global
linguistic mix? A group of leading scholars in sociolinguistics and
language policy examines trends in language use across the world to
find answers to these questions and to make predictions about likely
outcomes. Highlighted in the discussion are, among other issues, the
rapidly changing role of English, the equally rapid decline and death
of small languages, the future of the major European languages, the
international use of constructed languages like Esperanto, and, not
least, the question of what role applied scholarship can and should
play in mapping and influencing the future.

Table of contents

Introduction: Language and the pursuit of the millennium 
 Humphrey Tonkin and Timothy Reagan 1-7 
Contexts and trends for English as a global language 
 Paul Bruthiaux 9-22 
Global English and the non-native speaker: Overcoming disadvantage 
 Ulrich Ammon 23-34 
Language and the future: Choices and constraints 
 John Edwards 35-45 
Interlingualism: A world-centric approach to language policy and planning 
 Mark Fettes 47-58 
Development of national language and management of English in East and
 Southeast Asia
 Bj�rn H. Jernudd 59-66 
The "business" of language endangerment: Saving languages or helping
 people keep them alive?
 Luisa Maffi 67-86 
Equality, maintenance, globalization: Lessons from Canada 
 Jacques Maurais 87-97 
Maintaining linguodiversity: Africa in the twenty-first century 
 Alamin M. Mazrui 99-113 
Language in the twenty-first century: A newly informed perspective 
 Teresa Pica 115-131 
Language and language education in the twenty-first century 
 Timothy Reagan 133-143 
Why learn foreign languages? Thoughts for a new millennium 
 Humphrey Tonkin 145-155 
Conclusion: Surveying the linguistic landscape: Assessing identity and
 Kurt E. M�ller 157-176 
Bibliography 177-195 
Contributors 197-199 
Index 201-209

Lingfield(s): Politics of Language (Sociolinguistics)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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