English in the World: Global Rules, Global Roles

English in the World: Global Rules, Global Roles

by Rani Rubdy, Mario Saraceni


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English today is a truly global language which plays an important role in international communication, trade, diplomacy, sport, science, technology and culture. One of the consequences of the global predominance of English is that non-native speakers of E

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826489050
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 04/24/2006
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Rani Rubdy is at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Mario Saraceni is a Lecturer in the School of Languages and Area Studies, at the University of Portsmouth.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Rani Rubdy and Mario Saraceni Part I: Conceptualising EIL
1. An interview with Tom McArthur Rani Rubdy and Mario Saraceni
2. Global intelligibility and local diversity: possibility or paradox? Jennifer Jenkins, King's College London
3. English as a lingua franca in the expanding circle: what it isn't Barbara Seidlhofer, Vienna University
4. Defining the 'successful bilingual speaker' of English Luke Prodromou, freelance teacher
5. Which model of English: Native-speaker, nativised or lingua franca? Andy Kirkpatrick, Curtin University of Technology, Perth.

6. World Englishes or English as a lingua franca? A view from the perspective of non-Anglo Englishes Peter Tan, Vincent Ooi and Andy Chiang, National University of Singapore.
7. Standard English in the World Anthea Fraser Gupta, University of Leeds.
Part II: Pedagogical Implications of EIL
8. EIL curriculum development Sandra McKay, San Francisco State University
9. A multi-dimensional approach to teaching English for the world Brian Tomlinson, Leeds Metropolitan University
10. Teaching EIL - teaching international or intercultural English? What teachers should know Nicos Sifakis, Hellenic Open University
11. English as an international language, world Englishes and their conditions of (im)possibility Ruanni Tupas, National University of Singapore
12. English in the world does not mean English everywhere: the case for multilingualism in the ELT/ ESL profession Michael Joseph and Esther Ramani, University of the North, S Africa
13. An interview with Suresh Canagarajah Rani Rubdy and Mario Saraceni

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