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Author Soler, Josep, author
Title Language policy and the internationalization of universities : a focus on Estonian higher education / Josep Soler
Imprint Boston ; Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton, [2019]
©2019
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 人文社會聯圖  LC201.7.E75 S65 2019    AVAILABLE    30630020130108
Descript xvii, 175 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
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Series Language and social life, 2192-2128 ; volume 15
Language and social life (Mouton de Gruyter) ; v. 15
Note Many universities around the world are actively engaged in the process of the internationalization of their higher education systems, trying to become more competitive in all possible respects, especially in the areas of research and teaching. Language, naturally, plays a central role in this process, but this is not always explicitly recognized as such. As a result, key sociolinguistic challenges emerge for both individuals and groups of people. Most prominently, the question of whether English constitutes an opportunity or a threat to other national languages in academic domains is a controversial one and remains unresolved. The analysis featured in this book aims at addressing this question by looking at language policy developments in the context of Estonian higher education. Adopting a discourse approach, the book emphasises the centrality of language not only as a site of struggle, but as a tool and a resource that agents in a given filed utilize to orient themselves in certain positions. The book will be of interest to language policy scholars, linguistic anthropologists, and critical sociolinguists. Education scholars interested in discourse studies will also find it useful
Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-171) and index
Subject Language and education -- Estonia
Academic language -- Estonia
Language policy -- Estonia
Education and globalization -- Estonia
Education, Higher -- Estonia
Academic language. fast (OCoLC)fst01739621
Education and globalization. fast (OCoLC)fst01201691
Education, Higher. fast (OCoLC)fst00903005
Language and education. fast (OCoLC)fst00992142
Language policy. fast (OCoLC)fst00992402
Estonia. fast (OCoLC)fst01223630
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