Analysing English in a Global Context: A Reader

Analysing English in a Global Context: A Reader

by Anne Burns, Caroline Coffin
     
 
Analysing English in a Global Context offers a global perspective on the changing uses and forms of English and develops the skills needed to analyze these forms. Together with its companion volumes, it presents English language teaching in a variety of specific institutional, geographic, and cultural contexts. Topics include:

the internationalization

Overview

Analysing English in a Global Context offers a global perspective on the changing uses and forms of English and develops the skills needed to analyze these forms. Together with its companion volumes, it presents English language teaching in a variety of specific institutional, geographic, and cultural contexts. Topics include:

the internationalization of English;

the status of the non-native English teacher;

the recognition of language variation;

the debate on standard versus non-standard varieties.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
This volume consists of both previously published and commissioned pieces selected to provide an overview of the rapid growth and spread of English throughout the world. Burns (linguistics and psychology, Macquarie U., Sydney) and Coffin (Centre for Language and Communications, Open U., UK) have incorporated articles that address issues such as the internationalization of English, the status of the non-native English teacher, the recognition of English language variation, the debate on standard verses non- standard varieties, and the role of pedagogical grammars in English language teaching. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415241151
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
Teaching English Language Worldwide Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Anne Burns is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and Associate Director of the National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research. Caroline Coffin is a Lecturer at the Centre for Language and Communication at the Open University in the UK.

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