Understanding English As A Lingua Franca Oxford Applied Linguistics

Author: Barbara Seidlhofer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194426203
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A complete introduction to the theoretical nature and practical implications of English used as a lingua franca. Explore the theories and principles of English as a Lingua Franca with leading expert Barbara Seidlhofer

Understanding English As A Lingua Franca

Author: Barbara Seidlhofer
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780194375009
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Gives a clear explanation of the theories and principles underlying ELF studies and how they relate to other areas of research, such as second language acquisition, sociolinguistic variation, and World Englishes Accessible and relevant to a wide range of readers: applied linguists (especially sociolinguists), master's students, teacher trainers and teachers, and anybody with an interest in the English language and how it is used worldwide. The author is a leading authority in ELF and the book addresses and brings up to date many aspects of her thinking and research in this field. The book is grounded in practical research. The author is founding director of the Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English (VOICE), the first freely-accessible computer-corpus of interactions in English as a lingua franca. Reference is made to this data throughout. Includes a final chapter addressing the potential practical implications of work on ELF for English language teaching.

English As A Lingua Franca

Author: Jennifer Jenkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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This book explores attitudes related to English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and the implications for student identities. In addition ways in which the problems can be addressed in teacher education are explored. English language materials and testing are discussed.

The Phonology Of English As An International Language

Author: Jennifer Jenkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780194421645
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This book advocates a new approach to English pronunciation teaching, in which the goal is mutual intelligibility among non-native speakers, rather than the imitation of native speakers. English pronunciation is considered in an international context, with the emphasis on phonological intelligibility for listeners for whom English is not their first language. The author proposes a new pronunciation syllabus, the Lingua Franca Core, based on findings from empirical research where English pronunciation is examined in its sociolinguistic context.

The Struggle To Teach English As An International Language

Author: Adrian Holliday
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780194421843
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This book addresses the issue of how to teach English in diverse locations. Central to the discussion is the balance of power in classroom and curriculum settings, the relationship between language, culture, and discourse, and the change in the ownership of English.

Controversies In Applied Linguistics

Author: Barbara Seidlhofer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780194374446
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This book brings together a number of high-profile exchanges on controversial issues between scholars of opposing positions reacting to each other in print. It engages the reader in a critical evaluation of the points at issue.

Applied Linguistics

Author: Guy Cook
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780194375986
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This is a series of brief surveys intended for readers new to thé format study of language. Each book contains four parts : survey, an up-to-date overview of the area concerned ; readings, short readings with study questions ; References, a selection of annotated references glossary, explanations of terms, cross referenced to the Survey This structure is designed to allow different groups of readers to focus on different parts of the book according to their interest and need. Applied linguistics addresses the most pressing and controversial areas of contemporary language use, including intercultural communication, political and commercial persuasion, the impact of new technologies, the growth of English, language in education, and foreign language teaching and learning. This clearty written introduction provides a concise but comprehensive overview of the main concerns of applied linguistics today.

Teaching The Pronunciation Of English As A Lingua Franca

Author: Robin Walker
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780194422000
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Explores the benefits of an ELF approach to pronunciation Explains how to adopt, plan and assess an ELF approach to pronunciation Describes the materials and techniques for teaching ELF pronunciation Shows how to make use of the learner's first-language pronunciation Accompanying audio CD features samples of speech from 15 different ELF speakers which you can use for the analysis of variation in different aspects of ELT pronunciation, for listening practice in accent variation, or to stimulate debate on the issues behind an ELF approach to pronunciation.

English As A Lingua Franca In The International University

Author: Jennifer Jenkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113512440X
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In this book, Jennifer Jenkins, one of the leading proponents of English as a Lingua Franca, explores current academic English language policy in higher education around the world. Universities around the world are increasingly presenting themselves as "international" but their English language policies do not necessarily reflect this, even as the diversity of their student bodies grows. While there have been a number of attempts to explore the implications of this diversity from a cultural perspective, little has been said from the linguistic point of view, and in particular, about the implications for what kind(s) of English are appropriate for English lingua franca communication in international higher education. Throughout the book Jenkins considers the policies of English language universities in terms of the language attitudes and ideologies of university management and staff globally, and of international students in a UK setting. The book concludes by considering the implications for current policies and practices, and what is needed in order for universities to bring themselves in line linguistically with the international status they claim. English as a Lingua Franca in the International University is an essential read for researchers and postgraduate students working in the areas of Global Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca and English for Academic Purposes.

English As A Lingua Franca

Author: Anna Mauranen
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443815810
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English as a lingua franca has become a hot topic in Applied Linguistics and English Studies. While it has been a subject of controversy for some time, linguistic observations on actual use have largely been missing out of the debate. This is now changing fast, and the study of English as a lingua franca has become a vibrant research field. This book reflects achievements in the growing field; it presents a good selection of empirical findings, thus providing substance to arguments. It comprises contributions from pioneers and established scholars in the field, along with reports from substantial ongoing research projects. The papers offer insights into the workings of English as a lingua franca in different contexts—conversational, academic, professional, and business situations. They tackle essential theoretical issues, analyse linguistic and interactional features of ELF, and discuss attitudes towards ELF. The studies are firmly anchored in analyses of authentic language in social interaction, some also using survey and interview data. Many papers also touch upon debates on language policy and linguistic ideologies. This collection of papers from the key areas of current ELF research will be of interest to English linguists and applied linguists, graduate and undergraduate students of English, educational and language planners, and teachers of English.