The Phonology of English as an International Language

Author: Jennifer Jenkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194421645

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 258

View: 4954

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.
Posted in Foreign Language Study

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: 9888

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

Handbook of Business Communication

Linguistic Approaches

Author: Gerlinde Mautner,Franz Rainer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1614514860

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 711

View: 3325

In spite of the day-to-day relevance of business communication, it remains underrepresented in standard handbooks and textbooks on applied linguistics. The present volume introduces readers to a wide variety of linguistic studies of business communication, ranging from traditional LSP approaches to contemporary discourse-based work, and from the micro-level of lexical choice to macro-level questions of language policy and culture.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

English Pronunciation Models in a Globalized World

Accent, Acceptability and Hong Kong English

Author: Andrew Sewell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317702573

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 8552

This book explores the topics of English accents and pronunciation. It highlights their connections with several important issues in the study of English in the world, including intelligibility, identity, and globalization. The unifying strand is provided by English pronunciation models: what do these models consist of, and why? The focus on pronunciation teaching is combined with sociolinguistic perspectives on global English, and the wider question asked by the book is: what does it mean to teach English pronunciation in a globalized world? The book takes Hong Kong – ‘Asia’s World City’ – as a case study of how global and local influences interact, and of how decisions about teaching need to reflect this interaction. It critically examines existing approaches to global English, such as World Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca, and considers their contributions as well as their limitations in the Hong Kong context. A data-based approach with quantitative and qualitative data anchors the discussion and assists in the development of criteria for the contents of pronunciation models. English Pronunciation Models in a Globalized World: Accent, Acceptability and Hong Kong English discusses, among other issues: Global English: A socio-linguistic toolkit Accents and Communication: Intelligibility in global English Teaching English Pronunciation: The models debate Somewhere Between: Accent and pronunciation in Hong Kong Researchers and practitioners of English studies and applied linguistics will find this book an insightful resource.
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: 6958

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

View: 7550

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.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

World Englishes – Problems, Properties and Prospects

Selected papers from the 13th IAWE conference

Author: Thomas Hoffmann,Lucia Siebers

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027289069

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 436

View: 6098

World Englishes is a vibrant research field that has attracted scholars from many different linguistic subdisciplines. Emphasizing the common ground of all research on World Englishes, the 22 articles in this collected volume, selected from more than a hundred papers presented at the 2007 conference of the International Association for World Englishes in Regensburg, cover a broad range of topics which together reflect the state of the art of research in this field. The volume focuses on regions as diverse as Africa, the Caribbean, the Antipodes and Asia, but also promotes a globally comparative perspective by analyzing selected characteristics of the English language across a wide range of varieties. Methodologically, a number of different approaches are applied, including corpus linguistic studies, socio-phonetics as well as historical discourse analysis. Due to its wide scope, the book is of interest not only to World Englishes scholars but also to sociolinguists as well as applied, contact or corpus linguists.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Struggle to teach English as an international language

Author: Adrian Holliday

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780194421843

Category: Education

Page: 193

View: 4463

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: 7140

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

View: 5466

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.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Encyclopedia of Language and Education

Author: Nancy H. Hornberger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780387328751

Category: Education

Page: 4176

View: 8412

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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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: 1038

Posted in English language

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 7670

Posted in English literature

Teaching the Pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca

A user-friendly handbook which explores the benefits of an English as a Lingua Franca approach to pronunciation

Author: Robin Walker

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780194422000

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 223

View: 8244

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.
Posted in Foreign Language Study

An Introduction to Applied Linguistics

Author: Norbert Schmitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134656114

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 9514

An Introduction to Applied Linguistics, Second Edition provides a complete, authoritative and up-to-date overview of the state of the field. Each of the 15 chapters offers an extended survey of a central element of Applied Linguistics and is co-authored by two leading international specialists, thus ensuring a full and balanced treatment of the topic covered. The book is divided into three sections: a description of language and language use; essential areas of enquiry; and the four skills and testing. An Introductory chapter familiarises readers with key issues and recurrent themes whilst hands-on activities and further reading sections for each chapter encourage practical analysis and wider reading. For this new edition, each chapter has been fully revised in line with new research and thinking in Applied Linguistics. With its accessible style, broad coverage and practical focus, this book is ideal for students of applied linguistics, TESOL, and second language pedagogy as well as practicing teachers and researchers wishing to update their knowledge.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Syntactic Structures

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110218321

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 135

View: 3045

Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Pedagogy of English as an International Language

Perspectives from Scholars, Teachers, and Students

Author: Roby Marlina,Ram Giri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319061275

Category: Education

Page: 265

View: 9561

This volume offers insights in current theoretical discussions, observations, and reflections from internationally and regionally celebrated scholars on the theory and practice of teaching English informed by a new school of thought, English as an International Language (EIL). This volume provides readers (scholars, teachers, teacher-educators, researchers in the relevant fields) with: Knowledge of the changing paradigm and attitudes towards English language teaching from teaching a single variety of English to teaching intercultural communication and English language variation. Current thoughts on the theory of teaching English as an international language by internationally-celebrated established scholars and emergent scholars. Scholarly descriptions and discussions of how English language educators and teacher-educators translate the paradigm of English as an International Language into their existing teaching. Delineation of how this newly emerged paradigm is received or responded to by English language educators and students when it is implemented. Readers have a unique opportunity to observe and read the tensions and dilemmas that educators and students are likely to experience in teaching and learning EIL.
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English as a Global Language

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107611806

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

View: 9912

David Crystal's classic English as a Global Language considers the history, present status and future of the English language, focusing on its role as the leading international language. English has been deemed the most 'successful' language ever, with 1500 million speakers internationally, presenting a difficult task to those who wish to investigate it in its entirety. However, Crystal explores the subject in a measured but engaging way, always backing up observations with facts and figures. Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this is a book written by an expert both for specialists in the subject and for general readers interested in the English language.
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