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Reconceptualising Authenticity for English as a Global Language, Hardback Book

Reconceptualising Authenticity for English as a Global Language Hardback

Part of the Second Language Acquisition series


This book examines the concept of authentic English in today's world, where cultures are in constant interaction and the English language works as a binding agent for many cross-cultural exchanges.

It offers a comprehensive review of decades of debate around authenticity in language teaching and learning and attempts to synthesise the complexities by presenting them as a continuum.

This continuum builds on the work of eminent scholars and combines them within a flexible framework that celebrates the process of interaction whilst acknowledging the complexity and individual subjectivity of authenticity.

Authenticity is approached as a complex dynamic construct that can only be understood by examining it from social, individual and contextual dimensions, in relation to actual people.

Authenticity is a problem not just for language acquisition but one which affects us as individuals belonging to society.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Channel View Publications Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Language acquisition
  • ISBN: 9781783095674



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