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Haddad, Samir – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2021
The relationship between national languages and schooling is a recurring theme in Derrida's writings on education, playing an important role in the challenge he mounts to traditional understandings of the French State's involvement in the teaching of philosophy. In this essay, I follow this thread of thinking across several of Derrida's texts,…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Official Languages, French, Language Planning
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?imon, Simona; Stoian, Claudia E.; Dejica-Car?i?, Anca; Kriston, Andrea – SAGE Open, 2021
The era of globalization has led to frequent communication among people with different linguistic and cultural backgrounds, carried out usually in English, the modern lingua franca. English has influenced the languages of the world, which have started to borrow words in order to keep up with progress and internationalization. Anglicisms are used…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Official Languages, Linguistic Borrowing, Multilingualism
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Nieto, David G. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2021
Drawing upon Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) as theoretical framework and methodological tool, the present paper critically examines the legislation that has established English as official language in 30 states. This study captures the motivation and rationale of the policies, their stated outcomes and educational implications. The analysis…
Descriptors: Official Languages, English, State Legislation, Cultural Influences
Grishechko, Elizaveta Georgievna; Sharma, Gaurav; Zheleznova, Kristina Yaroslavovna – Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, 2021
The following paper will reveal the varieties of English pronunciation in India, its features and characteristics. This research helped us to consider the history of occurrence of English in India, the influence of local languages on it, the birth of its own unique English, which is used in India now. The research highlights the impact of English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Variation, English (Second Language), Pronunciation
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Siqueira, Sávio – ELT Journal, 2020
Although a significant number of practitioners are being progressively exposed to English as a lingua franca (ELF) research findings and developments, we still face the challenge of bringing ELF into the ELT classroom in a more systematic way and on a regular basis. It is a fact that once EFL learners move into contexts of use outside the…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Official Languages
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De Bartolo, Anna Maria – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2022
The present paper stems from an awareness that English has become the most widely used means of intercultural communication on a global scale. Therefore, intercultural communication is more likely to occur through English used as a lingua franca than in any other language used as a lingua franca. English has transcended boundaries and has allowed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Intercultural Communication
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Nashaat-Sobhy, Nashwa; Sánchez-Garcia, Davinia – Journal for the Psychology of Language Learning, 2020
In this chapter we analyzed lecturers' attitudes towards using English in European Higher Education settings. Twenty-eight university teachers were brought together from thirteen universities across six European countries for an online training for teachers in English Medium Instruction (EMI) settings. The lecturers' written exchanges about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Official Languages, Language Role
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Jiménez-Salcedo, Juan – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
This article analyzes the legislation of the two territories that have the most advanced legal framework regarding language policies towards Catalan: Andorra and Catalonia. The study of the legislation in relation to contexts of social and institutional use shows how this legal framework is not sufficient to change Catalan from being a minoritized…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Romance Languages, Language Minorities
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Kordia, Stefania – ELT Journal, 2020
The article discusses ELF-aware pedagogy as a possible way to integrate English as a lingua franca (ELF) in English language classrooms and explores the extent to which task-based language teaching (TBLT) could contribute to this end. ELF-aware pedagogy involves enriching teaching practices with appropriate metalinguistic and reflective activities…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Official Languages
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Baimyrza, Ainur A. – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2022
The main indicator of the priority directions of the state language policy is state language development programs. State language development programs directly affect the identification and formation of linguistic identity, especially the linguistic identity of youth. This article discusses the impact of state programs on the development of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Programs, Language Planning, Presidents
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Dissake, Endurence Midinette Koumassol – Language Policy, 2022
Judicial discourse can grant or deprive liberty to litigants. It is, therefore, important to ensure fair hearing during trials and even more as courtrooms have become multilingual settings. In the Court of First Instance of Bafoussam, French (one of the official languages of Cameroon) often come into contact with more than 250 national languages.…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Court Litigation, Judges, French
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Begum, Tahira – Power and Education, 2022
Background: Pakistan inherits a multilingual heritage. Along with Urdu, 70 different languages are spoken. The 1973 Constitution officially recognizes Urdu as Pakistan's only national language. Purpose: Until today, the adoption and promotion of Urdu as a medium of educational instruction has remained a point of controversy. Existing research…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Urdu, Official Languages, Language of Instruction
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Anwar, Yusara; Ali, Nor Liza – International Journal on Social and Education Sciences, 2021
The "language pyramid" in the post-colonial territories as propounded by Melchers and Shaw in 2003 aptly reflects on the status of different languages in Pakistan. At the top is English, with its heritage as a colonial language. Then is the "national" language Urdu which has nationalist value and is spoken by the majority as a…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Language Planning, Language Dominance, English (Second Language)
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Kusters, Annelies – Sign Language Studies, 2021
International Sign (IS) and American Sign Language (ASL) have both been used as lingua francas within international deaf contexts. Perspectives on the uses of IS and ASL as lingua francas in such contexts are connected to discourses pertaining to the form, function, status, value, languageness, and global reach of IS and ASL. While there are some…
Descriptors: Sign Language, American Sign Language, Deafness, Language Usage
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Brisson, Geneviève – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2021
In this paper, I explore Discourses [Gee 1996. "Social Linguistics and Literacies: Ideology in Discourses." 2nd Edition, 1996; 3rd Edition, 2008; 5th Edition. 2015. London: Taylor & Francis] on language, and how they influenced plurilingual students' subject positioning during classroom interactions. I analyse documents published by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, French, Monolingualism
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