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Title: China and English
Subtitle: Globalisation and the Dilemmas of Identity
Edited By: Joseph Lo Bianco
Jane Orton
Gao Yihong
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847692283
Series Title: Critical Language and Literacy Studies
Description:

It has been said there are more Chinese learning English than there are
Americans. We all have a sense that the first decades of the third
millennium, including the effects of the global financial recession, signal
dramatic changes to the shape of the world to come. China’s emergence as a
superpower is one of the few certainties in this rapidly changing world.
What is less well realised is the critical role which China’s decisions
about English will play in the world’s communication profile. This unique
volume explores this question looking at the debates on identity, cultural
values and communication practices. Taking a wide-ranging view and uniquely
blending both Chinese and Western perspectives the volume explores the
critically important cultural consequences of mass English learning in
today’s world.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 184769229X
ISBN-13: 9781847692290
Pages: 336
Prices: U.S. $ 129.95
U.K. £ 69.95

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1847692281
ISBN-13: 9781847692283
Pages: 336
Prices: U.K. £ 24.95
U.S. $ 49.95