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ERIC Number: EJ803263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6882
English as a Global Language: My Two Satangs' Worth
Foley, Joseph A.
RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, v38 n1 p7-17 2007
The argument put forward here is that we are witnessing the emergence of a concept of English as a lingua franca, which creates a set of attitudes about correctness and in particular "grammatical correctness". The traditional "native-speaker" as final arbiter can only apply to English as a national language. It is the non-native speaker who is becoming the model for English as a global language. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Thailand