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Reconceptualizing English Education in a Multilingual Society

English in the Philippines

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  • Challenges traditional assumptions of the English language as monolithic and unchanging
  • Opposes a neutral, de-contextualized approach to English-language teaching and learning in the Philippines
  • Presents changing realities of the English language and how it should be taught and learned in the Philippines

Part of the book series: English Language Education (ELED, volume 13)

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This book brings together chapters that describe, investigate, and analyze the place of English in education in multilingual Philippines. Unlike most studies on languages in education, which take a neutral, de-contextualized stance, this volume take a pluricentric view of the English language by positioning it in relation to its varieties, as well as to other languages in the country. Because of the changing realities of English in the Philippines, traditional assumptions about the language as monolithic and unchanging, as well as about how it should be taught and learned, need to be revisited and re-conceptualized.

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Introduction

  2. English: Policy, Ideology, and Identity

  3. Synthesis

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines

    Isabel Pefianco Martin

About the editor

Isabel Pefianco Martin is an associate professor and chair of the Department of English at the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. She is a leading figure in English-language studies in the country, having published in various internationally recognized publications on topics ranging from world Englishes, Philippine English, English-language education, English sociolinguistics and language policy to forensic linguistics, and language and law studies. She has held longtime leadership positions in the Linguistic Society of the Philippines (LSP) and now serves as an advisor on the LSP board. She has served and continues to serve in private and government institutions that are concerned with upgrading English-language education in the Philippines.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Reconceptualizing English Education in a Multilingual Society

  • Book Subtitle: English in the Philippines

  • Editors: Isabel Pefianco Martin

  • Series Title: English Language Education

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-10-7526-1Published: 12 March 2018

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-13-3961-5Published: 15 January 2019

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-10-7528-5Published: 01 March 2018

  • Series ISSN: 2213-6967

  • Series E-ISSN: 2213-6975

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 226

  • Number of Illustrations: 20 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Language Education

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