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Dreams and Realities: Developing Countries and the English Language

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Published 2011.

Edited by Hywel Coleman, this is a substantial and stimulating contribution by the British Council to the growing debate on the role of English in development. It brings together fifteen papers by a range of writers, offering a rich variety of perspectives on a complex topic.

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Language Policy Journal

Reviewed by Adnan Ajsic, Northern Arizona University, USA
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“The British Council deserves praise for its support of this volume. Overall, the breadth of coverage and the critical stance towards” received wisdom” make the collection a timely and welcome contribution”.



Language Problems and Language Planning

Reviewed by Robert St Clair, University of Kansas, USA.
Rating:

“Scholars of language planning, language education, and language teaching will find this volume to be informative and insightful”.



BAAL News

Reviewed by Angi Malderez, University of Leeds, UK
Rating:

“This is a vibrant tapestry of a book. It is coloured not only by the contexts it discusses, or the different voices that any edited volume contains, but by the depth and originality of many of the contributions. I would highly recommend this publication”.



World Englishes

Reviewed by Christine Meierkord, Ruhr University Bochum, Germa
Rating:

“The book is a very valuable resource for applied linguists, sociolinguists and researchers in the World Englishes field, to whom it offers an introduction to the many facets of the relationship between language(s) and development”.



Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development

Reviewed by Jill Hallett
Rating:

“This book brings together issues at the forefront of world Englishes and ELT discourse. It presents a more complex picture of ELT than proponents of linguistic imperialism theory might suggest”.



English Language Teaching Journal

Reviewed by Mike Solly
Rating:

“I would recommend that this excellent volume should be prescribed reading for anyone working in the complex field of ELT and development”.



Current Issues in Language Planning

Reviewed by Prof. K Heugh
Rating:

“If there is a volume which needs to be read and noted by development agencies, government education authorities and language teaching practitioners, then this is the one. The value of this collection is that it may very well come to signal a turning point in the conventional literature on ELT in developing contexts. Quite simply, this volume comprehensively knocks on the head the tired red-herring binaried argument often offered”.



Language Policy Journal

Reviewed by Adnan Ajsic, Northern Arizona University, USA
Rating:

“The British Council deserves praise for its support of this volume. Overall, the breadth of coverage and the critical stance towards “Received wisdom” make the collection a timely and welcome contribution”.



Language Problems and Language Planning

Reviewed by Robert St Clair, Univ of Kansas, USA.
Rating:

“Scholars of language planning, language education, and language teaching will find this volume to be informative and insightful”.



BAAL News

Reviewed by Angi Malderez, University of Leeds, UK
Rating:

“This is a vibrant tapestry of a book. It is coloured not only by the contexts it discusses, or the different voices that any edited volume contains, but by the depth and originality of many of the contributions… I would highly recommend this publication



World English’s

Reviewed by Christine Meierkord, Ruhr University Bochum, Germa
Rating:

“The book is a very valuable resource for applied linguists, sociolinguists and researchers in the World English’s field, to whom it offers an introduction to the many facets of the relationship between language(s) and development”.



Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development

Reviewed by Jill Hallett
Rating:

“This book brings together issues at the forefront of world Englishes and ELT discourse. It presents a more complex picture of ELT than proponents of linguistic imperialism theory might suggest”.



Current Issues in Language Planning

Reviewed by Prof. K Heugh
Rating:

“If there is a volume which needs to be read and noted by development agencies, government education authorities and language teaching practitioners….then this is the one”. “The value of this collection…is that it may very well come to signal a turning point in the conventional literature on ELT in developing contexts. Quite simply, this volume comprehensively knocks on the head the tired red-herring binaried argument often offered.


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