'What is outstanding in this monograph is its comprehensive and absolutely enriching use of examples from Jenkins’ diverse data sources. Instead of simply attaching them loosely to one another, each example serves a specific illustrative purpose, enabling the reader to better understand staff and students’ perspectives on issues of the English language in higher education policies.' - Sofia Rüdige, LINGUIST List
'A much-awaited [book] from which not only students both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels of any disciplines but also academic and administrative staff in HE as well as teachers at all levels, policymakers, international publishers, and examination boards will all greatly benefit.
It is the book that can completely change our way of thinking towards the ownership of English.' - Kumiko Murata, ELT Journal
‘This book puts the spotlight on the nature, role and consequences of 'English' in the 'international' university. It provides a welcome focus on debates about what kinds of language and literacy policies should be informing contemporary higher education. An important book for researchers and practitioners alike.’ - Theresa Lillis, The Open University, UK
‘On reading this book, people will wonder why native English remains so entrenched as the sole standard. The author’s call for a complete change of mind-set is compelling…this is a timely and important book.’ - Andy Kirkpatrick, Griffith University, Australia
‘Jennifer Jenkins offers us a comprehensive and incisive analysis of the complexities of higher education in the global world, with a welcome focus on the burning issues of linguistic and intercultural complexity involved.’ - Anna Mauranen, University of Helsinki, Finland
'English as a Lingua Franca is a comprehensive look at an issue within higher education that will only continue to grow with urgency, and serves as an essential read for anyone teaching or studying applied linguistics, world Englishes, ELF, TESOL, or English language policy.' - Sandra Bruce,Graduate Student at University of New Mexico, TESOL International Association
'A valuable and welcome addition to the growing field of ELF. With a multi-method approach to data collection, well designed methodologies and rigorous data analysis, it offers valuable insights into the English language policies of international universities, as well as language attitudes and ideologies from the perspective of university management, staff and students. It also makes a significant contribution to our understanding of ELF and its relevance to academic language policy.' - C.C.M. Sung, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, Language and Policy