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Grammar, discourse and pragmatics

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/9789888028795.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines a selection of syntactic and discourse features and pragmatic norms in English speakers in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. It provides some examples of ... More


Cultural Expats and the Trojan Horse of Language: “It’s their culture wrapped in our language”

Tsedal Neeley

in The Language of Global Success: How a Common Tongue Transforms Multinational Organizations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196121
eISBN:
9781400888641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196121.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter follows the native English speakers through their first phase, when euphoria reigned because they (incorrectly, as it turned out) assumed that Englishnization was solely about language. ... More


World Englishes at the Grassroots

Christiane Meierkord and Edgar W. Schneider (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474467551
eISBN:
9781474495684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467551.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

As the most widespread global language, English now has substantially more second and foreign-language speakers than native speakers. It is increasingly spreading beyond an ‘educated elite’ of ... More


The Strange Fate of Holmes’s Normal Speaker of English

Karen Petroski

in The Nature of Legal Interpretation: What Jurists Can Learn about Legal Interpretation from Linguistics and Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226445021
eISBN:
9780226445168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226445168.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The puzzle this chapter addresses concerns a passage from Oliver Wendell Holmes’s well-known essay “The Theory of Legal Interpretation.” Judges following Holmes have used this essay as a kind of ... More


On “Chinglish”: Stigmatization, Laughter, and Nostalgia

Eric S. Henry

in The Future Conditional: Building an English-Speaking Society in Northeast China

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754906
eISBN:
9781501754920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754906.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter studies the category of language popularly known as “Chinglish” and what this stigmatizing label means for the speakers to whom it is attached. For individuals to discover that their ... More


From Teacher to Tutor: Adapting a Historic Ministry of Education to Contemporary Realities

Arlene I. Bachanov

in Preaching with Their Lives: Dominicans on Mission in the United States after 1850

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780823289646
eISBN:
9780823297184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823289646.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Religion

In the late 1980s, the Adrian Dominican Sisters faced an issue common to religious communities: the aging of its membership and a lesser need overall for sisters to teach in the parochial-school ... More


The Struggle for Linguistic Hegemony, 1780–1980

Charles Issawi

in Cross-Cultural Encounters and Conflicts

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195118131
eISBN:
9780199854554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118131.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The chapter traces how French was gradually replaced by English as a world language. The ascendancy of French in the 17th century was ensured by the overwhelming military and political dominance of ... More


Commodifying Language: The Business of English in Shenyang

Eric S. Henry

in The Future Conditional: Building an English-Speaking Society in Northeast China

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754906
eISBN:
9781501754920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754906.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter assesses the commerce of foreign languages in contemporary Shenyang. It focuses on the production of language as a commodity, the means by which certain forms of language are imbued with ... More


English and I: Finding the History of the English Language in the Class

Michael R. Dressman

in Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language: Pedagogy in Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190611040
eISBN:
9780190611071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611040.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Challenges facing the History of the English Language (HEL) instructor include the students’ lack of preparation for such a course, as well as the students’ lack of motivation to see how this course ... More


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