New book examines future of languages in the UK post-Brexit

New book examines future of languages in the UK post-Brexit

Hannah Doughty | Marion Sporing | Languages after Brexit

Languages after Brexit: How the UK Speaks to the World represents a significant intervention into the debates surrounding Brexit and language policy. It analyses the language capabilities and resources of the United Kingdom in a new, post-referendum climate, in which public hostility towards foreign languages is matched by the necessity of renegotiating and building relationships with the rest of Europe and beyond.

Hannah Doughty from SCILT/University of Strathclyde, and Marion Sporing from UCMLS/University of Dundee have contributed a chapter that looks at the Scottish language policy context and argues that it is crucial for stakeholders in all education sectors to promote languages collaboratively, no matter what the Brexit outcome might be.

Other chapters of the book scrutinise the availability of key resources in diverse sectors of society including politics, economics, business, science and education, while simultaneously offering practical advice and guidance on how to thrive in the new international environment. This extremely timely edited collection brings together leading researchers from across the field of language policy, and is sure to appeal not only to students and scholars of this subject, but also to practitioners, policy makers and educators.


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