English as an International Language: Perspectives and Pedagogical Issues

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Farzad Sharifian
Multilingual Matters, 2009 - Foreign Language Study - 287 pages
Collectively, the chapters in this volume make a significant contribution to the emerging paradigm of English as an International Language (EIL) by exploring various aspects of the English language and its pedagogy in the context of the globalization of this language. The volume shows great deal of promise in terms of expanding the paradigm and also establishing new grounds for thinking, research, and practice.
 

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Contents

English as a Lingua Franca Nonnative Speakers
21
Teaching English as an International Language EIL in the Gulf
34
EIL Nativespeakerism and the Failure of European
58
Researching Nonnative Speakers Views Toward
81
EIL Teacher Education and Language Testing
151
Desirable But Not Necessary? The Place of World Englishes
169
An EIL Perspective
190
Spoken English in
209
Pragmatics and EIL Pedagogy
227
Cultural Conceptualizations in English as
242
Indigenized Varieties
271
Index
287
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Farzad Sharifian is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics, Monash University, Melbourne. He has a wide range of research interests including cultural linguistics, pragmatics, English as an International Language, World Englishes, language and politics, and intercultural communication. He is the editor (with Gary B. Palmer) of Applied Cultural Linguistics (2007, John Benjamins) and the editor (with Ren? Dirven, Ning Yu and Susanne Niemeier) of Culture, Body and Language (2008, Mouton de Gruyter). He has published numerous articles in international journals such as World Englishes; Language Sciences; Language & Education; Language, Culture, & Curriculum, Language and Intercultural Communication, Journal of Politeness Research, Pragmatics & Cognition, and Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.

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