ERIC Number: ED176598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
ELT Documents. English as an International Language.
Lester, Mark; And Others
ELT Documents, 1978
This issue contains articles ranging from a theoretical discussion of the nature of an international language to an assessment of the implications of teaching a local form of English. The following articles are included: (1) "International English and Language Variation," by M. Lester; (2) "The English Language, Ideology, and International Communication: Some Issues Arising Out of English Teaching for Chinese Students," by C. J. Brumfit; (3) "English as an International Language: When Is a Form of English a Suitable Target for ELT Purposes?" by P. Strevens; (4) "Liberalisation of Views on Non-Standard Forms of English," by J. Norrish; (5) "English as an International Language," by R. X. Hindmarsh; and (6) "Exploring the Diversity of English," by J. Spencer. In addition to these articles, a specialised bibliography; a selected list of documents from ETIC Archives; news items; an annotated bibliography of recent books, films and tapes; and a cumulative index to ELT Documents, 1971-1976 complete the volume. (AMH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cultural Differences, Dialect Studies, Dialects, Educational Media, English, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, International Relations, International Trade Vocabulary, Language Instruction, Language Styles, Language Usage, Language Variation, Mutual Intelligibility, Native Speakers, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, Sociocultural Patterns, Sociolinguistics, Speech Communication, Standard Spoken Usage, Translation
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre.
Identifiers: International Languages