Discourses of international development: an analysis of the role of English in language education policies in South Asia

Erling, Elizabeth J. and Seargeant, Philip (2009). Discourses of international development: an analysis of the role of English in language education policies in South Asia. In: 8th International Language and Development Conference, 23-25 Jun 2009, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Abstract

• Examining how language education policies promote English as an important element in the skill set necessary for successful participation in twenty-first century society.
• Looking at the ways in which English is conceptualised in language education policies in South Asian contexts, and exploring the language ideologies that create the concept of ‘English as a language of international development’.

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