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    Why Bother with Languages?


    Shields, Kathleen (2006) Why Bother with Languages? In: What Price the University? Perspectives on the Meaning and Value of Higher Education from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Ireland, pp. 202-208. ISBN 0901519766

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    Abstract

    Globalization has been described as the expansion of Western values to a world scale. The planet is now seen in its totality, whether through political and military surveillance, through observation of geological and climatic change, or through massive increase in human trade, communication and travel. One o f the features of globalization is the enlargement of economic zones without this necessarily bringing about the disappearance of borderlands and grey areas. Another feature is the uneven linking of different parts of the world through new forms of communication. The interconnectedness of peoples is often imposed by outside events over which they have little control. Finally, globalization has involved a reappraisal of old antagonisms (religious, ideological or nationalistic).

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: A Special Issue of Maynooth Philosophical Papers.
    Keywords: maynooth; university; meaning and value of higher education; higher education; price; languages; language;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > French
    Item ID: 9927
    Depositing User: IR Editor
    Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 13:17
    Publisher: National University of Ireland Maynooth
    Refereed: Yes
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