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Colonialism and Language Policy and Planning

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Key factors that account for European languages and Christianity being transplanted worldwide are identified. The privileged position of excolonial languages has been consolidated through Western influence on educational policies and linguistic imperialism. The existence of alternative language policies that create greater social justice shows that much-needed change is possible.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics
EditorsCarol A. Chapelle
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationChichester
PublisherWiley
Publication date2013
Pages730–735
ISBN (electronic)9781405198431
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

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