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ERIC Number: EJ1167308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1307-4733
Bridging the Socio-Cognitive Divide: Rethinking the Willingness to Communicate Concept from a Conversation-Based ELF Perspective
De Costa, Peter I.
Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), v8 n1 p11-29 2014
Extending earlier research on the concept of Willingness to Communicate (WTC) (e.g., MacIntyre et al., 1998), this paper tests the WTC concept on a secondary school in Singapore where English is used as a lingua franca. In doing so, a layer of complexity is added to the WTC concept. By focusing on classroom interactions involving one immigrant student from China and examining how her WTC changes over the course of a school year, this paper argues that the sociolinguistic notion of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) can enhance earlier conceptualizations of WTC. Such a theoretical and methodological renovation of WTC is vitally important in order to take into account the lived and learning experiences of immigrant students in an increasingly globalized education landscape.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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