The Phonology of English as an International Language

Author: Jennifer Jenkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194421645

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 258

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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.
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English als Lingue Franca und Dolmetschen

Author: Karin Reithofer

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3823367951

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

View: 7352

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Bildung in fremden Sprachen?

Pädagogische Perspektiven auf globalisierte Mehrsprachigkeit

Author: Ruprecht Mattig,Miriam Mathias,Klaus Zehbe

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839436885

Category: Education

Page: 292

View: 1202

Ist die alte pädagogische Denkfigur, wonach das Erlernen fremder Sprachen immer auch bildende Einblicke in andere Kulturen und Denkweisen eröffnet, noch zu halten? Aktuelle Globalisierungs-, Internationalisierungs- und Migrationsprozesse scheinen diese Ansicht gleichzeitig neu zu akzentuieren und in Frage zu stellen. Die Beiträge des Bandes reflektieren die vielfältigen Dynamiken, die sich vor dem Hintergrund dieser Prozesse für den Zusammenhang von globalisierter Mehrsprachigkeit und Bildung ergeben. Die Autorinnen und Autoren diskutieren differenziert und kritisch aus bildungstheoretischer Perspektive Themen wie das Übersetzen, den Erwerb interkultureller Kompetenzen wie auch die Hegemonie der englischen Sprache.
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The Cultural and Intercultural Dimensions of English as a Lingua Franca

Author: Dr. Prue Holmes,Fred Dervin

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783095113

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 221

View: 713

This book investigates the cultural and intercultural aspects of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). Authors discuss how ‘culture’ and the ‘intercultural’ can be understood, theorised and operationalised in ELF, and how the concepts can be integrated into formats of ELF-oriented learning and teaching. The various cultural connotations are also discussed (ideological, political, religious and historical) and whether it is possible to use and/or teach a lingua franca as if it were culturally neutral. The chapters consider the communication and pedagogical implications of the cultural and intercultural dimensions of ELF and offer suggestions for new directions in ELF research, pedagogy and curriculum development.
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Corpus Applications in Applied Linguistics

Author: Ken Hyland,Chau Meng Huat,Michael Handford

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441107800

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 3983

Demonstrates the importance of corpus research to applied linguistics, covering a range of areas.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

English as an Academic Lingua Franca

An Investigation of Form and Communicative Effectiveness

Author: Beyza Björkman

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110279541

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

View: 8886

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.
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Young Language Learners' Motivation and Attitudes

Longitudinal, comparative and explanatory perspectives

Author: Sybille Heinzmann

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441157832

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Taking three different perspectives, this book looks at primary school children's language learning motivation and language attitudes. In adopting a longitudinal perspective, the book fills a research gap and provides a macro-level analysis of motivational development over time. It reveals a surprising amount of stability in primary school children's motivational and attitudinal development. The comparative perspective looks at the learners' affective dispositions with regard to English (theorized as a 'global language') and French (theorized as a 'national language'). The comparisons between global language and national language are relevant across the world, especially in situations where instruction in languages other than English struggles to get attention. The results reveal sizeable differences between the two languages, with children being substantially more motivated to learn English than to learn French. Finally, the explanatory section identifies key antecedents of the learners' motivational and attitudinal dispositions - and thereby opens up paths for intervention relevant for those working in the field of language instruction.
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The Struggle to teach English as an international language

Author: Adrian Holliday

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780194421843

Category: Education

Page: 193

View: 2951

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.
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Issues in Accents of English

Author: Ewa Waniek-Klimczak

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 361

View: 1172

Adopting a central theme of variability, the book explores different aspects of native and non-native accents of English. The dominating perspective is that of a non-native speaker, although - as argued by some contributors - the very distinction between native and non-native English may need to be redefined. As the debate on the pronunciation of English as a lingua franca continues, this volume presents well-focused studies investigating the acquisition and use of the sound system by native and non-native speakers, problems with the choice and variability in pronunciation models and pedagogical aspects of pronunciation instruction. The issue of accents calls for a comprehensive approach; this book aims to provide such a broad perspective, based on expertise and experience of the contributors, who are specialist in linguitics, applied linguitics, phonetics, phonology and ESL. The book is divided into three parts. Part one discusses complex conditioning of production and perception of native and non-native accents. It contains acoustic and auditory studies investigating the effect of such independent variables as identity, L1 or contextual factors on the elements of the sound system. Part two links the accent variability studies to the pedagogical context by presenting problems with the pronunciation model, its choice and variability. The main focus of part three is on pronunciation teaching: papers presented in this section report on the methods and results of phonetic instruction in different settings.
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Speaking from the margin

global English from a European perspective

Author: Anna Duszak,Urszula Okulska

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 293

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The papers in this volume analyze the language situation under globalization in several European countries. How does the spread of Global English affect the integrity of the local systems? Changes in lexical and discursive repertories are evidenced and discussed. It is shown how new social identities are linguistically constructed and redefined in the social consciousness of the various local communities. The authors see globalization as a major change-in-progress that sets in relief the dual capacity of language: communication and identification. The collection reconciles empirical data analysis with profound attention to a host of theoretical issues, such as a new ecology for language under globalization or a new interdiscursivity of globalizing communications. It is argued that globalization-as-recontextualization of meanings poses a serious challenge for a new science of language. The spatial imagery of center-margin is chosen to expound on the complex interaction between the global and the local. The concept of a glocal view on language affords a new perspective for coping with massive linguistic change.
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How Friendly are the Natives?

An Evaluation of Native-speaker Judgements of Foreign-accented British and American English

Author: Rias Van den Doel

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: 339

View: 2943

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Asian Englishes

beyond the canon

Author: Braj B. Kachru

Publisher: Hong Kong Univ Pr


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 333

View: 7988

"The Asian region comprises the largest English-knowing population in the world: the estimated users of English in India and China alone number over 533 million. This book is an insightful and provocative study of the users and uses of English in Asia, its acculturation, nativization, and innovative dimension of Asian creativity. It contextualizes a variety of theoretical, applied, and ideological issues with refreshing interpretations and re-evaluations. The book also includes an extensive bibliography representing pedagogical, theoretical, and historical resources."
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Encyclopedia of Language and Education

Author: Nancy H. Hornberger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780387328751

Category: Education

Page: 4176

View: 6559

In this second, fully revised edition, the 10 volume Encyclopedia of Language and Education offers the newest developments including two new volumes of research and scholarly content essential to the field of language teaching and learning in the age of globalization. In the selection of topics and contributors, the Encyclopedia reflects the depth of disciplinary knowledge, breadth of interdisciplinary perspective, and diversity of sociogeographic experience in the field. Throughout, there is an inclusion of contributions from non-English speaking and non-western parts of the world, providing truly global coverage.
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The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 653

Posted in English literature


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Linguistics

Page: N.A

View: 2678

Posted in Linguistics

Deutsch - Englisch - Europäisch

Impulse für eine neue Sprachpolitik

Author: Dudenredaktion

Publisher: Bibliographisches Institut GmbH

ISBN: 3411901039

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 7002

Das Verhältnis des Deutschen zum Englischen und die Stellung des Deutschen und anderer Sprachen in der Welt.
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Kontaktlinguistik/ Contact Linguistics/ Linguistique de Contact

Ein Internationales Handbuch Zeitgenössischer Forschung/ An International Handbook of Contemporary Research/ Manuel International Des Recherches Contemporaines

Author: N.A

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110132648


Page: N.A

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