Language Policy and Planning in Universities: Teaching, research and administration, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Language Policy and Planning in Universities

Teaching, research and administration, 1st Edition

Edited by Anthony J. Liddicoat


266 pages

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Hardback: 9781138301900
pub: 2017-11-07

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In a world where higher education is increasingly internationalised, questions of language use and multilingualism are central to the ways in which universities function in teaching, research and administration. Contemporary universities find themselves in complex linguistic environments that may include national level language policies, local linguistic diversity, an internationalised student body, increasing international collaboration in research, and increased demand for the use and learning of international languages, especially English.

The book presents a critical analysis of how universities are responding these complexities in different contexts around the world. The contributions show that language issues in universities are complex and often contested as universities try to negotiate the national and the international in their work. In some contexts, universities’ language policies and the ways in which they are implemented may have a negative impact on their ways of working. In other contexts, however, universities have embraced multilingualism in ways that have opened up new academic possibilities for staff and students. Collectively, the chapters show that universities’ language policy and planning are a work in progress and that much further work is needed for universities to achieve their language goals. This book was originally published as a special issue of Current Issues in Language Planning.

Table of Contents

Introduction – Language policy and planning in universities: teaching, research and administration Anthony J. Liddicoat

1. Language policy, planning, and enactment: the necessity and empowering potential at the local level Robert M. Higgins and Alan Brady

2. English-medium instruction in Japanese universities: policy implementation and constraints Patrick NG Chin Leong

3. Language policies in Puerto Rican higher education: conflicting assumptions of bilingualism Kevin S. Carroll

4. Language policy and planning: challenges for Latin American universities Rainer Enrique Hamel, Elisa Álvarez López and Tatiana Pereira Carvalhal

5. Language planning at a cross-border university in Swaziland: the case of teaching and learning, research and institutional administration Gregory Hankoni Kamwendo and Nosisi Percis Dlamini

6. Examining the English language policy for ethnic minority students in a Chinese university: a language ideology and language regime perspective Yawen Han, Peter I. De Costa and Yaqiong Cui

7. Towards reconciliation through language planning for Indigenous languages in Canadian universities Andrea Sterzuk and Russell Fayant

8. Carving out institutional space for multilingualism in the world’s most multilingual region: the role of Linguistics at the University of the South Pacific Fiona Willans

9. Academic literacy as language policy in community college developmental writing Heather B. Finn and Sharon Avni

10. Fractionating English language proficiency: policy and practice in Australian higher education Paul J. Moore and Michael Harrington

11. Language, identity, and citizenship in a U.S. University: immigrant English learners’ identity (re) positioning Ronald Fuentes

12. Conflicting views on language policy and planning at a Colombian university Norbella Miranda, Martha Berdugo and Harvey Tejada

13. Learner autonomy in foreign language policies in Vietnamese universities: an exploration of teacher agency from a sociocultural perspective TT Huyen Phan and M. Obaidul Hamid

14. University administrators as forced language policy agents. An institutional ethnography of parallel language strategy and practices at the University of Copenhagen Maarja Siiner

About the Editor

Anthony J. Liddicoat is Professor in the Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick, UK, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Communication, International Studies and Languages at the University of South Australia. His research interests include language and intercultural issues in education, and language policy and planning.

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