Language Change

Through integrating different perspectives on language change, this book explores the enormous on-going linguistic upheavals in the wake of the global dominance of English.

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Author: Anna Mauranen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108492850

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 385

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Through integrating different perspectives on language change, this book explores the enormous on-going linguistic upheavals in the wake of the global dominance of English. Combining empirical research with theoretical approaches, it will appeal to researchers and graduate students of English, and also of other languages studying language change.

Using English as a Lingua Franca in Education in Europe

This volume examines the role of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in education in Europe.

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Author: Zoi Tatsioka

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501503115

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 269

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This volume examines the role of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in education in Europe. Following the implementation of the Bologna process, English has assumed a central role in European education offering institutions the opportunity to cater to the needs of an internationalized student body and increase their competitiveness. On the other hand, the increased use of ELF has become an issue of concern, often perceived as a threat to other languages, tilting the scale towards linguistic inequality and stressing the urgent need for the development of new language policies. Both aspects of ELF are at the center of discussion in the proposed volume, which consists of a variety of papers examining ELF in different parts of Europe (Eastern, Central and Western) and different levels of education. The volume makes a substantial contribution to the lively and controversial debate about what is recognized as a central topical concern of language education policy in Europe and beyond.

English as a Lingua Franca in ASEAN

and Nelson (2006) describe four diaspora of English: the first saw English in Scotland, Wales and Ireland; the second was ... And as this post-Anglophone English is primarily used as a lingua franca for communication between people of ...

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Author: Andy Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789888028795

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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The lingua franca role of English, coupled with its status as the official language of ASEAN, has important implications for language policy and language education. These include the relationship between English, the respective national languages of ASEAN and thousands of local languages. How can the demand for English be balanced against the need for people to acquire their national language and mother tongue? While many will also need a regional lingua franca, they are learning English as the first foreign language from primary school in all ASEAN countries. Might not this early introduction of English threaten local languages and children's ability to learn? Or can English be introduced and taught in such a way that it can complement local languages rather than replace them? The aim of this book is to explore questions such as these and then make recommendations on language policy and language education for regional policymakers. The book will be important for regional policymakers and language education professionals. It should also benefit language teachers, especially, but by no means exclusively, English language teachers. The book will be of interest to all who are interested in the development of English as an international language and the possible implications of this upon local languages and cultures. Andy Kirkpatrickis chair professor of English as an international language at the Hong Kong Institute of Education and director of the Institute's Research Centre into Language Education and Acquisition in Multilingual Societies. His research interests include the development of regional varieties of English and the history of Chinese rhetoric. "Much research has been carried out on varieties of English used in Southeast Asia, but how intelligible these varieties are to others and whether a shift towards an international 'standard' variety occurs in interactions between people from the region, has been much less discussed. This volume, which provides a comprehensive account of the roles and functions of English in ASEAN, and gives a linguistic description of the English spoken in the region, followed by an approach to teaching English called the 'multilingual model', is therefore a welcome contribution to studies on English in Asia." - Azirah Hashim, Professor of English, University of Malaya

Language Regulation in English as a Lingua Franca

The corpus of English as lingua franca in academic settings. TESOL Quarterly 37(3). 513–527. Mauranen, Anna. 2006a. Signaling and preventing misunderstanding in English as lingua franca communication. International Journal of the ...

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Author: Niina Hynninen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501500527

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

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Language regulation has often been approached from a top-down policy perspective, whereas this book examines regulatory practices employed by speakers in interaction. With its ethnographically informed focus on language regulation in academic English as a lingua franca (ELF), the book is a timely contribution to debates about what counts as acceptable English in ELF contexts, who can act as language expert, and when regulation is needed.

English as an Academic Lingua Franca

Knapp, Annelie 2011 Using English as a lingua franca for (mis-)managing conflict in an international university context: An example from a course in engineering. Journal ofPragmatics 43 (4): 978—990. Kruseman, Nieuwenhuij zen Arie 2003 ...

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Author: Beyza Björkman

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110279542

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

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Open publication As a result of globalization, higher education institutions throughout the world are adopting English for parts of their education. Higher education is becoming increasingly international and thus linguistically diverse, for educational, idealistic and financial reasons. This book presents a much-needed description of English as a lingua franca (ELF) from an international university setting and focuses on form and pragmatic issues, using authentic spoken data. It provides useful insights into how communicative effectiveness can be achieved in spoken lingua franca communication.

English as a Lingua Franca Attitude and Identity

Based on extensive research conducted among teachers in Europe, East Asia, and Latin America.

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Author: Jennifer Jenkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106019496436

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 284

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From the perspective of the speakers themselves, this is the first book to explore attitudes towards ELF in general and ELF accents in particular, their effects on ELF speakers' identities, and ways in which the problems can be addressed in teacher education, English language testing, and ELTmaterials.

English as a Lingua Franca

Explores the language behaviour of speakers of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF), through the lens of Gricean pragmatics.

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Author: Istvan Kecskes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107103801

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 271

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Explores the language behaviour of speakers of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF), through the lens of Gricean pragmatics. It will be of interest to a wide range of scholars across the fields of pragmatics, language contact, world Englishes, second language acquisition, and English as a second language.

English as a lingua franca A new teaching paradigm

This phenomenon raises the question whether a standard should be established and how it should be taught at school. English as a lingua franca – a new teaching paradigm? This question will be discussed in this term paper.

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Author: Ann Christine

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656525875

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 24

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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,3, RWTH Aachen University (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Variety in English, language: English, abstract: "If you stay in the mind-set of 15th-century Europe, the future of Latin is extremely bright," predicts Nicholas Ostler, the author of a language history called "Empires of the Word" who wrote a history of Latin. "If you stay in the mind-set of the 20th-century world, the future of English is extremely bright." Indeed, the history and the world-wide distribution of the English language has been a most remarkable and unparalleled one. The language has developed into a global language which “[...] is dominant in a way that no language has ever been before.” Yet what makes English so important is its use as a lingua franca. Today, English is spoken by three times as many non-native speakers as native speakers. This phenomenon raises the question whether a standard should be established and how it should be taught at school. English as a lingua franca – a new teaching paradigm? This question will be discussed in this term paper. I will begin with a short presentation about the distribution of English and its development into a global language. Kachru’s famous three-circle model describing the diversity of English speakers around the world will be examined with a critical eye. The chapter goes on by trying to define the term lingua franca. In chapter 3 the following current research projects will be presented: Lingua Franca Core (LFC) by Jennifer Jenkins, Basic Global English (BGE) by Joachim Grezga and Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English (VOICE) developed by Barbara Seidlhofer. Chapter 3 deals with the question of teaching English as a lingua franca (ELF). “English has become the second language of everybody. [...] It’s gotten to the point where almost in any part of the world to be educated means to know English” says Mark Warschauer, a professor at the University of California I will first of all focus on the status of English at school by looking at the curricula for teaching English in North-Rhine Westphalian grammar schools. Moreover, the difference between teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) vs. English as lingua franca (ELF) will be examined. Research has shown that native speakers and their Englishes have become relatively unimportant in international communication. Hence, does it still make sense to teach native-speaker norms? The concept of teaching Standard English will be critically analyzed. The last part of this chapter deals with objectives in teaching ELF as well its pedagogical implications...

English as a Lingua Franca

In Molière's comedy, a false Mufti speaks in Sabir (or Lingua Franca) and says 'If you know Sabir, You will reply; ... The plural could be lingue franche or linguae francae, but in English it is clearly lingua francas. 3.

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Author: Ian Mackenzie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134503889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 253

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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 the lingua franca as a global language and the decline of German as an international language of science

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: Gut, University of Graz, course: The Globalisation of English, Language Attitudes and Language Contact, language: English, ...

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Author: Silvia Eibel

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638490436

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 22

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: Gut, University of Graz, course: The Globalisation of English, Language Attitudes and Language Contact, 18 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper deals with the topic of English as a lingua franca as well as the past and current status of German as a language of science. One issue which is discussed throughout this paper is English as a global language. The questions that arise regarding this topic are: Why did English become so important in the last century? Why do we speak of English as a global language? How could English reach such widespread acceptance? What are dangers of a global language and could anything stop globalisation? In this paper many facets of English will be presented and discussed. The second important topic this paper covers is the decline of German as an international language of science. German used to be an important language of science in the 19thcentury until World War I. But what happened at that point and why did German lose its international character? Which circumstances are responsible for the decline of German? What is the present status of German in science and what are the future perspectives? All these questions and assumptions will be discussed in the following term paper and the closing remarks will summarise the findings.