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May, Stephen

  1. Teresa L. McCarty

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0751

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

McCarty, T. L. 2012. May, Stephen. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


The son of a community worker and an Anglican clergyman, Stephen Andrew May grew up in Canterbury, on New Zealand's South Island, in what he describes as “a resolutely monocultural” and “faux colonial” environment (May, 2009).


  • ethnicity and culture;
  • language planning;
  • language policy;
  • language revitalization;
  • language teaching;
  • heritage languages