Emergent Lingua Francas and World Orders: The Politics and Place of English as a World Language by Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Emergent Lingua Francas and World Orders: The Politics and Place of English as a World Language

Emergent Lingua Francas and World Orders: The Politics and Place of English as a World Language

by Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew
     
 

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This book presents an alternative paradigm in understanding and appreciating World Englishes (WEs) in the wake of globalization and its accompanying shifting priorities in many dimensions of modern life, including the emergence of the English language as the dominant lingua franca (ELF). Chew argues that history is a theatre for the realization of lingua

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This book presents an alternative paradigm in understanding and appreciating World Englishes (WEs) in the wake of globalization and its accompanying shifting priorities in many dimensions of modern life, including the emergence of the English language as the dominant lingua franca (ELF). Chew argues that history is a theatre for the realization of lingua francas, offering a model that shows the present as derived from the past and as a bearer of future possibility, the understanding of which is rooted in the understanding of World Englishes and ELF. The book will engage with some of the current theoretical debates in WEs and includes, as a means of fleshing out the model, sociolinguistic case studies of Arabia, China Fujian, and Singapore.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135235567
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/13/2013
Series:
Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
306
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew is Associate Professor of Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching Methodology at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.

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