This module presents ideologies of English and other languages in the changing world where globalisation and the unprecedented spread of English are significant factors. It offers the opportunities of studying language ideologies in an extensive, comprehensive and systematic way. It uses examples from around the world, with particular focus on East Asia as a representative point from which the understanding of language ideologies is concretised. It also invites insights from various contexts to enable comparison and contrast in terms of how language ideologies are enacted in language policy, practice, and identity. You will be guided to explore a perspective from Global Englishes and make sense of core issues centred on language ideologies foregrounded by the globalisation of English.
Through this module, you will develop knowledge of language ideology theories, and critical thinking about language realities in their own contexts. You will learn to understand language ideologies embedded in different language realities, and deal with language-related issues in academic, professional, and social settings in an informed manner.