chapter  24
Ethnicity
ByRoxy Harris
Pages 15

The question of ethnicity in applied linguistics is such a sprawling topic and so potentially limitless in its scope that a degree of preliminary circumscription is essential. The present text is limited by:

the angle of vision of a UK-based academic located in London; a concentration on the importance of the Anglo world in the field of applied linguistics and

the hegemonic importance of the English language in the field, even in contexts concerning the workings of other languages;

its focus on an interpretive rather than a comprehensive account.