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This quantity seriously examines the results of the unfold of English from colonialism to the ‘New international Order’. The study explores the advanced and infrequently contradictory roles English has performed in nationwide improvement. historic analyses and case experiences via best researchers in language coverage reviews demonstrate that deterministic relationships among imperial languages, akin to English, and societal hierarchies are untenable, and that aid of vernacular languages in schooling and public existence can serve different ideologies and political agendas. parts and nations investigated comprise Europe, North the USA, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. The position of thought in language coverage scholarship and perform is significantly evaluated. quite a few study methodologies is used, starting from macro-sociopolitical and structural analyses to postmodern ways. The paintings jointly represents a brand new path in language coverage studies.

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