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English medium instruction: Global views and countries in focus: Introduction to the symposium held at the Department of Education, University of Oxford on Wednesday 4 November 2015

Ernesto, Macaro; Hultgren, Anna Kristina; Andy, Kirkpatrick and David, Lasagabaster (2019). English medium instruction: Global views and countries in focus: Introduction to the symposium held at the Department of Education, University of Oxford on Wednesday 4 November 2015. In: Language Teaching, 52(2) pp. 231–248.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0261444816000380
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Abstract

A key ambition in the formation of the European Higher Education Area and a European Research Area has been to make Europe a more competitive player in the global knowledge economy (Amaral et al. 2009). This plenary talk shows how such neoliberal policies (exemplified by university ranking lists) act as a type of 'covert language policy' (Piller and Cho 2013), driving, whether intentionally or not, the shift to English as a Medium of Instruction in European Higher Education.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0261-4448
Extra Information: Plenary Speech
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics > English Language & Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 53437
Depositing User: Anna Kristina Hultgren
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 16:11
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2019 22:13
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/53437
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