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English as a lingua franca: Negotiating Singapore’s English language education1

Anne Pakir

in English in Singapore: Modernity and Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028436
eISBN:
9789882206939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028436.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines how lingua franca as a theoretical concept applied to the sociolinguistic realities of English use in Singapore may assist us in negotiating Singapore's English language ... More


The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Brenda Danet and Susan C. Herring (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Although English is the de facto lingua franca of the Internet, most Internet users are not native speakers of English. Two-thirds of the one billion users now online communicate in other languages, ... More


Introduction: Welcome to the Multilingual Internet

Brenda Danet and Susan C. Herring

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This introductory chapter reviews research on the language(s) of CMC in a variety of linguistic/sociocultural contexts, focusing on constraints of writing systems; linguistic and discourse features ... More


Language Choice on a Swiss Mailing List

Mercedes Durham

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the linguistic choices made by multilingual Swiss medical students on an asynchronous Internet discussion list. A quantitative analysis of language choice in over 1,000 messages ... More


The “Cultural Baggage” of English and Its Significance in the World at Large

Anna Wierzbicka

in English: Meaning and Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195174748
eISBN:
9780199788514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174748.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter discusses the significance of the “cultural baggage” of English in a world in which English is increasingly functioning as a global lingua franca. It discusses the use of English by ... More


Pedagogical implications: The multilingual model and the lingua franca approach

Andy Kirkpatrick

in English as a Lingua Franca in Asean: A Multilingual Model

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028795
eISBN:
9789882206922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028795.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the pedagogical implications of the multilingual model and the lingua franca approach in English Language Teaching (ELT) in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ... More


English as a Lingua Franca in Asean: A Multilingual Model

Andy Kirkpatrick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028795
eISBN:
9789882206922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028795.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

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 ... More


Lingua Franca

Philippe Van Parijs

in Linguistic Justice for Europe and for the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199208876
eISBN:
9780191803284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199208876.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter proposes a stylised picture of the mechanism that underpins the spread of competence in the lingua franca and many other linguistic phenomena. It begins with an overview of the emergence ... More


“English,” the Global Lingua Franca?

Thomas Ricento (ed.)

in Language Policy and Political Economy: English in a Global Context

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199363391
eISBN:
9780199363414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363391.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy, English Language

This chapter examines the complexity and confusion that the term “global English” has generated in various literatures. The chapter considers the evolution, relevance, and utility of the constructs ... More


Linguistic Justice as Fair Cooperation

Philippe Van Parijs

in Linguistic Justice for Europe and for the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199208876
eISBN:
9780191803284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199208876.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines how injustice can arise when one language is given a privileged status. More precisely, it considers three interpretations of the putative injustice generated or amplified by ... More


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