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Volume 2018, Issue 253


Introduction: Language and schooling in India and Sri Lanka: Language medium matters

Chaise LaDousa / Christina P. Davis
Published Online: 2018-08-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijsl-2018-0021


This article introduces a special issue of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language focused on the topic of language medium, pervasive in the nations comprising South Asia. This introduction provides a brief overview of sociolinguistic scholarship on education in India and Sri Lanka, a short sketch of the phenomenon of language-medium schooling, a review of the articles included in the special issue, and a summary of the theoretical contributions of the articles.

Keywords: language; education; medium of instruction; language ideology; India; Sri Lanka


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Published Online: 2018-08-18

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Citation Information: International Journal of the Sociology of Language, Volume 2018, Issue 253, Pages 1–26, ISSN (Online) 1613-3668, ISSN (Print) 0165-2516, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijsl-2018-0021.

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