The Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca

The Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca

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The Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) provides an accessible, authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the main theories, concepts, contexts and applications of this rapidly developing field of study. Including 47 state-of-the art chapters from leading international scholars, the handbook covers key concepts, regional spread, linguistic features and communication processes, domains and functions, ELF in academia, ELF and pedagogy and future trends. This handbook is key reading for all those engaged in the study and research of English as a Lingua Franca as well as Global Englishes more broadly, within the fields of English language, Applied Linguistics, and more

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  • Hardback | 784 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 44.45mm | 1,224.7g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138855324
  • 9781138855328

About Jennifer Jenkins

Jennifer Jenkins is Chair Professor of Global Englishes at the University of Southampton and founding Director of the University's Centre for Global Englishes. She is also founding co-editor of the book series, Developments in English as a Lingua Franca (De Gruyter Mouton). Will Baker is Lecturer in Modern Languages at the University of Southampton. He is Deputy Director of the University's Centre for Global Englishes and convenor of the MA programme in Global Englishes. He is also co-editor of the De Gruyter Mouton book series, Developments in English as a Lingua Franca. Martin Dewey is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at King's College more

Table of contents

Introduction to the volume Part One: Conceptualising and positioning ELF . * Overview chapter to conceptualise and position ELF * ELF and intercultural communication * ELF Communities of practice * ELF and/vs World Englishes * Complexity and ELF * Social perspectives on ELF * Cognitive perspectives on ELF * English language standards and concerns about ELF Part Two: Regional spread of ELF * ELF and the EU * ELF in wider Europe * ELF in ASEAN * ELF in China * ELF in Japan * ELF in Latin America Part Three: ELF characteristics and processes * Potential features of ELF within a framework of variability * The pragmatics of ELF * Pronunciation and miscommunication in ELF interactions * ELF creativity and idiomatic language * Grammar and structure in ELF * Lexis and morphology in ELF * Norm construction in ELF * Uncooperative ELF interaction Part Four: Contemporary domains and functions * ELF in writing * Translanguaging and ELF * BELF (Business ELF) * Social ELF * ELF and humour * ELF in Electronically Mediated Communication * ELF and translation Part Five: ELF in Academia * Overview of the current situation in higher education * English medium instruction * Written academic ELF * ELF in spoken academic settings * Publishing and ELF Part Six: ELF and Pedagogy * ELF and teacher education * Teacher learning and development * ELF and ELT teaching materials * CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) * Implications for language testing * ELT and ELF in East Asian contexts Part Seven: ELF into the future: trends, debates, predictions * Uses and misuses of ELF corpora * Changing attitudes to ELF * ELF within a framework of multilingualism * ELF and migration * ELF and other global languages * ELF and language ideology * Final thoughtsshow more