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.

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.

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: Luke Prodromou
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826440134
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Using a corpus of data drawn from naturally-occurring second language conversations, this book explores the role of idiomaticity in English as a native language, and its comparative role in English as a lingua franca. Through examining how idiomaticity enables first language learners to achieve a greater degree of fluency, the book explores why idiomatic language poses such a challenge for users of English as a lingua franca. The book puts forward a new definition of competence and fluency within the context of English as a lingua franca, concluding with an analysis of practical implications for the lingua franca classroom. This in-depth study of English language learning using corpus data will be of interest to researchers in applied linguistics and corpus linguistics and to teachers of English as an international lingua franca.

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.

Current Perspectives On Pedagogy For English As A Lingua Franca

Author: Yasemin Bayyurt
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110335964
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The aim of this edited volume is to examine how current theories and principles underlying English as a Lingua Franca studies contribute to research on present pedagogical practices in ELF contexts. The book provides useful insights into pedagogical practices in different ELF settings and knowledge on the pedagogy-policy relationship in terms of ELF.

English As A Lingua Franca

Author: Ian Mackenzie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134503814
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English as a Lingua Franca: Theorizing and Teaching English examines the English used among non-native speakers around the world today and its relation to English as a native language, as well as the implications for English language teaching. Challenging and incisive, this book analyses positive and negative accounts of English as a lingua franca, and its linguistic features, within the context of: native and World Englishes multilingualism and intercultural communication sociolinguistic issues including accent and identity classroom teaching and learning English as a Lingua Franca is a useful guide for teachers and trainee teachers, and will be essential reading for advanced students and linguists concerned with multilingualism, language contact, language learning, language change, and the place of English in the world today.

English As A Lingua Franca In Wider Networking

Author: Paola Vettorel
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110393956
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In a constantly interconnected world communication takes place beyond territorial boundaries, in networks where English works as a lingua franca. The volume explores how ELF is employed in internationally-oriented personal blogs; findings show how bloggers deploy an array of resources to their expressive and interactional aims, combining global and local communicative practices. Implications of findings in ELF and ELT terms are also discussed.