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ERIC Number: EJ793079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Language and Higher Education: Two Current Challenges
Brumfit, Christopher
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v3 n2 p163-173 2004
For higher education, two recent changes in world language practices are crucial: the emergence of English as the default language of international communication, and the technology of the Internet. The first appears to have contributed to problems of motivation for English-speaking learners of foreign languages. Information is provided about responses in England to a crisis in recruitment that is shared by other English-speaking countries, and suggestions are made about how higher education might respond. The second raises more general cultural issues, and this article briefly explores some concerns about the concept of plagiarism and the way universities react to it. Both these issues reflect the interplay between language use, cultural norms, power, and educational values.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)