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Title Who owns English? / edited by Mike Hayhoe and Stephen Parker
Published Buckingham ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 1994


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Description xiv, 126 pages ; 23 cm
Series English, language, and education series
English, language, and education series.
Contents 1. English, the government and the curriculum / John Marenbon -- 2. Standard Englishes in teaching and learning / Ronald Carter -- 3. English - caught in the crossfire / Sean Farren -- 4. 'Art made tongue-tied by authority' / Peter Griffith -- 5. Mother-tongue teaching in Israel and Britain / Bernard Harrison and Aya Marbach -- 6. Whose Spanish? Language and literature in the secondary school in Mexico / Evelyn Arizpe -- 7. English as a multiform medium / P. V. Dhamija -- 8. Teaching American English as a foreign language: an integrationist approach / Daniel R. Davis -- 9. Owning English in teacher education / Dianne Sirna Mancus -- 10. Reclaiming the canon: the case for adolescent literature / Mary Loftin Grimes and Suzanne Barton Belote -- 11. Whose voice is my voice when I write in academe? / Sharon Hamilton -- 12. English in its place / Beverley Bryan -- 13. Which English - or English Which? / David Crystal
Summary "This wide-ranging collection brings together views about the nature of 'English' and its users at an unusual time. Within the United Kingdom - and in some other countries - there is a feeling of unease that language and literacy are in decline and that their central role in developing a sense of national unity and heritage is weakening. Governmental response to this perception is to move towards centralized, state-imposed curricula and assessment, seeking to guarantee standards through legislation." "At the same time that the original source of English feels insecure, other countries and cultures become increasingly confident about taking over its use and ownership on their own terms and within their own cultures. Several of the authors here celebrate the diverse ways in which people across the world are developing their own distinctive varieties of English." "In exploring these contradictory, defensive and optimistic attitudes towards the inevitability of linguistic and cultural change, the volume's contributors demonstrate the current liveliness and intensity of discussion about this perennial and increasingly debated topic."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis English language
English language
Notes "Chapters ... first presented in March 1993 as papers at the Fifth International Convention on Language and Education, at the University of East Anglia"--Pref
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [115]-121) and index
Subject English language -- Standardization -- Congresses.
English language -- Variation -- Congresses.
English philology -- Study and teaching -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Hayhoe, Mike.
Parker, Stephen, 1942-
International Convention on Language and Education (5th : 1993 : University of East Anglia)
LC no. 93042511
ISBN 0335192661 (paperback)