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."
Foreign language teaching is social interaction, subject to the influences and forces of the societies in which it takes place. Geo- political changes have an effect on language teachers in their beliefs about their work and in the everyday methods they use in their classrooms. This book, based on empirical research in Denmark and England, is an exploration of the effects of major contemporary changes as they are perceived and understood by language teachers.