The Cultural and Intercultural Dimensions of English as a Lingua Franca, Hardback Book

The Cultural and Intercultural Dimensions of English as a Lingua Franca Hardback

Edited by Prue Holmes, Fred Dervin

Part of the Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education series

Description

This book investigates the cultural and intercultural aspects of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF).

Authors discuss how `culture' and the `intercultural' can be understood, theorised and operationalised in ELF, and how the concepts can be integrated into formats of ELF-oriented learning and teaching.

The various cultural connotations are also discussed (ideological, political, religious and historical) and whether it is possible to use and/or teach a lingua franca as if it were culturally neutral.

The chapters consider the communication and pedagogical implications of the cultural and intercultural dimensions of ELF and offer suggestions for new directions in ELF research, pedagogy and curriculum development.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Channel View Publications Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sociolinguistics
  • ISBN: 9781783095094

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