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Multilingualism and E-learning
Multilingualism and E-learning
Janina Brutt-GrifflerNamsook Kim
Introduction

To understand the rapid growth of multilingualism in the world today, this chapter takes a close look at the new language policies that chart linguistic goals and aspirations for its citizens as well as exploring the forces of transnationalism that propel the spread of languages. No doubt, multilingualism today requires us to look from the standpoint of nations and their language policies. Nations engage not only in status planning by designating a given language as an official/national language but, more importantly, they engage in acquisition planning (cf. Cooper, 1989). Acquisition planning pertains to policy making about users (as opposed to languages) that specifies overt goals such as those for foreign/second language learning, language revival or interlingual communication ...

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