The Hegemony of English

The Hegemony of English

by Donaldo Macedo, Bessie Dendrinos, Panayota Gounari
     
 

The Hegemony of English succinctly exposes how the neoliberal ideology of globalization promotes dominating language policies. In the United States and Europe these policies lead to linguistic and cultural discrimination while, worldwide, they aim to stamp out a greater use and participation of national and subordinate languages in world commerce and in

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The Hegemony of English succinctly exposes how the neoliberal ideology of globalization promotes dominating language policies. In the United States and Europe these policies lead to linguistic and cultural discrimination while, worldwide, they aim to stamp out a greater use and participation of national and subordinate languages in world commerce and in international organizations such as the European Union. Democracy calls for broad, multi-ethnic participation, and the authors point us toward more effective approaches in an increasingly interconnected world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594510007
Publisher:
Paradigm Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
Series in Critical Narrative
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Ch. IThe Politics of Intolerance: U.S. Language Policy in Process23
Ch. IIEuropean Discourses of Homogenization in the Discourse of Language Planning45
Ch. IIIThe Colonialism of English-Only61
Ch. IVLinguoracism in European Foreign Language Education Discourse89
Ch. VReclaiming the Language of Possibility: Beyond the Cynicism of Neoliberalism109
Notes145
About the Authors162
Index163

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