By Sari Pietikäinen, FinlandAlexandra Jaffe, Long BeachHelen Kelly-Holmes, and Nikolas Coupland
Sociolinguistics from the Periphery "presents a fascinating book about change: shifting political, economic and cultural conditions; ephemeral, sometimes even seasonal, multilingualism; and altered imaginaries for minority and indigenous languages and their users."
The sociopolitical dimensions of English language teaching are central to our profession. These dimensions include language policies, cultural expectations, and the societal roles of languages. This book aims to present these issues to practising and aspiring teachers in order to raise awareness of the sociopolitical nature of English language teaching.