Understanding English As A Lingua Franca Oxford Applied Linguistics

Author: Barbara Seidlhofer
Editor: 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
Editor: 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: Anna Mauranen
Editor: 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.

English As A Lingua Franca Attitude And Identity

Author: Jennifer Jenkins
Editor: Oxford University Press
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Based on research conducted among teachers, this text examines the role of standard language ideology in ELF attitude formation, critiques current SLA theories and ELT practices, highlights links between ELF accent attitudes and ELF identities, and includes proposals for making ELT pedagogy and testing more relevant.

English As A Lingua Franca

Author: Jagdish Kaur
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English As A Lingua Franca For Efl Contexts

Author: Dr. Nicos C. Sifakis
Editor: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 178892178X
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This book explores the interfaces of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) pedagogy. It presents the theoretical aspects of ELF, discusses issues and challenges that ELF raises for the EFL classroom, and demonstrates how EFL practitioners can make use of ELF theorizing for classroom instruction, teacher education, developing language learning materials, policymaking and testing and assessment. Accounts of innovative and practical pedagogical practices and researchers’ insights from diverse geographical, cultural and institutional contexts will inform and inspire EFL practitioners to reconsider their practices and adopt new techniques in order to meet their learners’ diverse communicative needs in international contexts.

Analysing English As A Lingua Franca

Author: Alessia Cogo
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441109412
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There have been considerable recent demographic shifts in the use of English worldwide. English is now undoubtedly (and particularly) an international lingua franca, a lingua mundi. The sociolinguistic reality of English language use worldwide, and its implications, continue to be hotly contested. This is one of the first books to provide a detailed and comprehensive account of recent empirical findings in the field of English as a lingua franca (ELF). Cogo and Dewey analyze and interpret their own large corpus of naturally occurring spoken interactions and focus on identifying innovative developments in the pragmatics and lexicogrammar of speakers engaged in ELF talk. Cogo and Dewey's work makes a substantial contribution to the emerging field of empirical ELF studies. As well as this practical focus, this book looks at both pragmatic and lexicogrammatical issues and highlights their interrelationship. In showcasing the underlying processes involved in the emergence of innovative patterns of language use, this book will be of great interest to advanced students and academics working in applied linguistics, ELF, sociolinguistics, and corpus linguistics.

English As A Lingua Franca In Higher Education

Author: Ute Smit
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 311020519X
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Review text: This book is an important contribution to research on multilingualism: the author does not only discuss theoretical aspects of this research field but also attempts to verify theoretical premises with respect to their empirical validity.(Dieter Wolff, Bergische Universität Wuppertal).

English As A Lingua Franca In The International University

Author: Jennifer Jenkins
Editor: 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.

Communities Of Practice And English As A Lingua Franca

Author: Karolina Kalocsai
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110295512
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This is a timely book on one of the most widely debated issues in applied linguistics: what is the social and cultural significance of English as a lingua franca for the internationally mobile students of the 21st century in Central Europe? Through an in-depth analysis of social practices, the book develops an exciting, innovative multilingual approach to out-of-class language use and language learning that engages students in the co-construction of identities. Apart from scholars, the book will appeal to policy makers and educators who are concerned with the internationalization of universities in Central Europe.