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Description - Analyzing English in a Global Context by Anne Burns

Analysing English in a Global Context offers a global perspective on the changing uses and forms of English and develops the skills needed to analyse these forms. Together with its companion volumes, it presents English language teaching in a variety of specific institutional, geographic, and cultural contexts. This Reader addresses key contemporary issues in English language teaching and applied linguistics. The articles - a range of classic and specially commissioned pieces - have been carefully chosen and edited and together they provide an overview of the rapid growth and spread of English in its many varieties worldwide. A general introduction outlines the approach, organization, and differnet perspectives of the collection. Up-to-date and fully international, the Reader foregrounds some of the most challenging questions for future developments in English language teaching worldwide. Topics include : the internationalization of English; the status of the non-native English teacher; the recognition of language variation; the debate on standard versus non-standard varieties. Vijay K Bhatia; Anne Burns; Caroline Coffin; David Crystal; Beverly Derewianka; Eleanor Er; David Graddol; M.A.K. Halliday; Rick Iedema; Brad B. Kachru; J.R. Martin; Denise Murray; Cecil L. Nelson; Cl

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415241168
ISBN-10: 0415241162
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Anne Burns

Anne Burns is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and Associate Director of the National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research. Caroline Coffin is a Lecturer at the Centre for Language and Communication at the Open University in the UK.