Language, Education And Neoliberalism: Critical Studies In Sociolinguistics by Mi-cha FlubacherLanguage, Education And Neoliberalism: Critical Studies In Sociolinguistics by Mi-cha Flubacher

Language, Education And Neoliberalism: Critical Studies In Sociolinguistics

EditorMi-cha Flubacher, Alfonso Del Percio

Hardcover | September 30, 2017

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This edited volume presents an empirical account of how neoliberal ideas are adopted on the ground by different actors in different educational settings, from bilingual education in the US, to migrant work programmes in Italy, to minority language teaching in Mexico. It examines language and education as objects of neoliberalization and as powerful tools and sites through which neoliberal societies and economies are (re)produced and maintained (and with that, inequality and exclusion). This book aims to produce a complex understanding of how neoliberal rationalities are articulated within locally anchored and historical regimes of knowledge on language, education and society.
Mi-Cha Flubacher works in the Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna, Austria. Her research interests include language and work, and language and migration/integration. Alfonso Del Percio works in the UCL Institute of Education, University College London, UK. His research interests include language and work, and language and p...
Title:Language, Education And Neoliberalism: Critical Studies In SociolinguisticsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.61 × 6.06 × 0.91 inPublished:September 30, 2017Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1783098686

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Table of Contents

1. Alfonso Del Percio and Mi-Cha Flubacher: Language, Education and Neoliberalism2. Shuang Gao: The Commodification of Language in Neoliberalizing China: The Cases of English and Mandarin3. Haley De Korne: "A Treasure" And "A Legacy": Individual And Communal (Re)Valuing Of Isthmus Zapotec in Multilingual Mexico4. Nelson Flores: From Language-As-Resource to Language-As-Struggle: Resisting the Coke-Ification of Bilingual Education5. Joseph Y.S. Park: English As Medium of Instruction in Korean Higher Education: Language and Subjectivity as Critical Perspective on Neoliberalism6. Jonathan Luke: Internationalization and English Language Learning In Higher Education in Canada: A Case Study Of Brazilian STEM Scholarship Students7. Honey Tabiola and Beatriz Lorente: Neoliberalism In ELT Aid: Interrogating a USAID ELT Project in Southern Philippines8. Alfonso Del Percio and Sarah Van Hoof: Enterprising Migrants: Language and the Shifting Politics of Activation9. Jill Koyama: Assembling Language Policy: Challenging Standardization and Quantification in the Education of Refugee Students in A US School10. Gregory Hadley: The Games People Play: A Critical Study of "Resource Leeching" Among "Blended" English for Academic Purpose Professionals in Neoliberal Universities11. Martina Zimmermann and Mi-Cha Flubacher: Win-Win?! Language Regulation for Competitiveness in a University Context12. Mary McGroarty: Neoliberal Reforms in Language Education: Major Trends, Uneven Outcomes, Open QuestionsBiographical Information

Editorial Reviews

This book opens up a ground-breaking space for understanding how neoliberalism has permeated education worldwide and consequently affects the way people make sense of, and invest in, language and multilingualism. It captures and engages readers in the complexities of the triple resignification of education, of language and of the self. Essential reading for all those troubled by present challenges.