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British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, ISSN: 2278-0998,Vol.: 10, Issue.: 4

Original-research-article

Dominance of English: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Language Policy and Planning

 

Elham Mahjoob1*

1Ilam University, Ilam, Iran.

Article Information
Editor(s):
(1) Eleni Griva, University of Western Macedonia, Greece.
(2) Alina Georgeta Mag, Department of Private Law and Educational Science, University of Sibiu, Romania.
Reviewers:
(1) Raffaela Giovagnoli, Pontifcal lateran University, Italy.
(2) Anonymous, Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe.
Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/10195

Abstracts

This study is an attempt to reveal the underlying ideological loads of academic texts in the field of Language Policy and Planning (LPP) which are claimed to lack any bias in favor of the English language as a global language. It includes a purposively-sampled selection of texts from different prolific authors in the field of LPP. The strategy adopted for the organization, presentation, and analysis of the data has been implemented through the use of a conceptual framework developed by Cooper [1]. The results of a conceptual coding scheme, developed by the researcher, were computed through Chi-square. The results of the analyses suggest that the English language receives the support of the world English superpowers to promote their political goals in every corner of the world. This support has long been strengthened implicitly by the authors under the pretext of teaching English to the under-developed or developing nations to give them a key to civilization.

Keywords :

Language policy and planning (LPP); Critical discourse analysis (CDA); Ideological loads.

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DOI : 10.9734/BJESBS/2015/18720

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