Understanding English as a Lingua Franca : A Complete Introduction to the Theoretical Nature and Practical Implications of English Used as a Lingua Franca Paperback
Part of the Oxford Applied Linguistics series
The number of English speakers in the world continues to grow, but the vast majority are non-native speakers using English to communicate with each other, rather than with native speakers. This book examines the use of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) from various perspectives.
It explores the various ways in which ELF represents a challenge to the predominance of the native-speaker model, as well as its implications for other fields of linguistic research and for English language teaching.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 264 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 15/09/2009
- Category: ELT: teaching theory & methods
- ISBN: 9780194375009