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Autor: Thomas Clayton
ISBN-13: 9780387311944
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Seiten: 310
Sprache: Englisch
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Language Choice in a Nation Under Transition

5, Language Policy
English Language Spread in Cambodia
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This book examines language choice in contemporary Cambodia. It uses the spread of English, and French attempts at thwarting it in favor of their own language, to study and evaluate competing explanations for the spread of English globally. The book focuses on language choice and policy, and will appeal to scholars in comparative education where language and language policy studies represent a growing area of research interest.
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The Economic Context for Language Choice.- The Political Context for Language Choice.- The Assistance Context for Language Choice.- The Assistance Context for Language Choice.- The Assistance Context for Language Choice.- Language Choice in a Nation Under Transition.- English Language Spread.
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Language Choice in a Nation under Transition charts the spread of English into Cambodia and the French efforts to contest this spread in favor of their own language through an analysis of the country's recent history. This book proposes a synthesis of the national-functional and international-critical perspectives. This synthesis emerges from the Cambodian experience and thus adheres to Joshua Fishman's admonition that theory reflect the 'sharp bite of local detail and unique historical experience.'
Autor: Thomas Clayton

Thomas Clayton is Associate Professor of English and Linguistics at the University of Kentucky, U.S.A., where he teaches classes in applied linguistics and directs the Master of Arts in English with a Concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language Program. Professor Clayton has published more than two dozen articles on language and educational policy issues, often in the Cambodian context, in books and journals. In 1991, Clayton established the first U.S. university educational program in postwar Cambodia, the English Language Teaching Center for the State University of New York at Buffalo at the Cambodia Development Resource Institute. In 2000, he taught at the Faculty of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh as the first-ever Fulbright scholar to Cambodia.

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Autor: Thomas Clayton
ISBN-13:: 9780387311944
ISBN: 0387311947
Erscheinungsjahr: 13.02.2006
Verlag: Springer US
Seiten: 310
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 2006
Sonstiges: Ebook