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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


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


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


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 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


“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


English: Meaning and Culture

Anna Wierzbicka

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195174748
eISBN:
9780199788514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174748.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

English is the most widely-spoken language in the world, and it is rapidly becoming a global lingua franca. But it is not culturally neutral: like any other language, it carries with it a cultural ... More


Linguistic Awareness in Multilinguals: English as a Third Language

Ulrike Jessner

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619139
eISBN:
9780748671496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619139.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This book discusses cognitive and psycholinguistic aspects of third language acquisition and trilingualism, and explores the key role of linguistic awareness in multilingual proficiency and language ... More


Taglish, or the phantom power of the lingua franca

Vicente L. Rafael

in Philippine English: Linguistic and Literary

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099470
eISBN:
9789882207264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099470.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses Taglish as a lingua franca of the mass media. Tagalog serves as the language of commercially driven mass media, specifically radio, television, and film. As the lingua franca ... More


Pronunciation, intelligibility and lexis

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/9789888028795.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter describes a selection of the phonological and lexical features of English-language speakers in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. It discusses phonological ... More


Multilingualism with English

Ulrike Jessner

in Linguistic Awareness in Multilinguals: English as a Third Language

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619139
eISBN:
9780748671496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619139.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter discusses the sociolinguistic aspects of multilingualism, which are seen to develop in parallel with the changing status of English. The focus on ‘multilingualism with English’ moves ... More


The Ground Floor of the World: On the Socioeconomic Consequences of Linguistic Globalization

Philippe Van Parijs

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/9780199363391.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy, English Language

As English emerges as the first worldwide lingua franca, countries whose native language is not English increasingly face the following dilemma: either they will have to lose their soul (by switching ... More


Formalizing the Primacy of English

C.J.W. Baaij

in Legal Integration and Language Diversity: Rethinking Translation in EU Lawmaking

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190680787
eISBN:
9780190680817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680787.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The first step in evaluating and proposing an alternative to current EU Translation is determining which language version is and should be the original text and thus the “source text” for translation ... More


Linguistic Justice as Equal Opportunity

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/9780199208876.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines linguistic justice as equal opportunity or, more precisely, distributive justice. It first considers the egalitarian conception of distributive justice and the liberal nature ... More


How a Lingua Franca Spreads

Fiona Mc Laughlin

in Tracing Language Movement in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190657543
eISBN:
9780190657574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657543.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter considers how Wolof, an Atlantic language spoken in Senegal, has become an important lingua franca, and how French has contributed to the ascent of Wolof. The nature of social relations ... More


Language and Conquest: Tupi-Guarani Expansion in the European Colonization of Brazil and Amazonia

M. Kittiya Lee

in Iberian Imperialism and Language Evolution in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226126173
eISBN:
9780226125671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226125671.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter provides the historical context for understanding the early development of the language known to colonial writers and observers as the Brasílica and referenced in linguistic and ... More


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