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ERIC Number: EJ986564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1542-7587
Debating English's Hegemony: American, Australian and Slovenian Students Discuss "The" Global Language
Demont-Heinrich, Christof
Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, v9 n4 p346-375 2012
This article looks at how mother-tongue English speakers and those who do not have English as a mother tongue discuss the complex questions that swirl around the "global" hegemony of English when given an opportunity to discuss these "directly" with one another. The article does so via an analysis of a series of online exchanges about English's global rise among American, Australian, and Slovenian university students. The analysis reveals that English's global expansion can look and feel quite different, and in fact is quite different, to different social actors, all of them situated differently vis-a-vis this social phenomenon along a variety of different social, cultural, national and, most notably, linguistic axes. (Contains 8 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Slovenia; United States