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Multilingual Education

Functional Variations in English

Theoretical Considerations and Practical Challenges

Editors: Giri, Ram Ashish, Sharma, Anamika, D'Angelo, James (Eds.)

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  • Articulates the increasing divide between mainstream theoretical standpoints and global functionality of English that are faced by language practitioners
  • Offers case studies that showcase the varied functionality of English in developing as well as developed nations
  • Each chapter follows a carefully developed structural organisation to reveal evolving perspectives and practices adapted by ELT practitioners and language users in their respective contexts
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This volume is a compilation of 21 distinguished chapters, an Introduction, and an Afterword with a thematic focus on the functional variations of English in non-native contexts. Highly acclaimed scholars in the field of (applied) linguistics, bringing their expertise from the core areas of general linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive linguistics, educational linguistics, and stylistics, address the ways in which English language varies in different contexts. The contributions carefully examine the variations, the complexities and the concerns arising thereof, and explore the resultant pedagogical implications. The volume, in this respect, contributes to an informed process for policy decisions, curriculum design, material development, and most importantly classroom practices based on the ability, feasibility and desirability of English for the users, as a step towards nurturing globally-minded, globally-competent, and globally-functioning individuals.

Taking the deliberations through and beyond Kachru’s world Englishes model of three circles, this book is an attempt to:

  • See what the users of English ‘do’ or ‘do not do’ with the language, rather than ‘where’ they come from
  • Create a flexible mindset to enable acceptance and respect for linguistic variations in English usage
  • Promote practical abilities for language and ‘communication management’
  • Facilitate informed pedagogical practices based on global realities

                 

About the authors

Ram A. Giri, PhD, an academic staff at Monash University, English Language Centre, Melbourne, teaches and researches issues related to ELICOS courses, TESOL, language testing, and language (education) policy. In his extensive career spreading over Nepal and Australia, he has published in international journals, written book chapters and published edited books. He is editor-in-chief of Journal of NELTA and sub-editor of TESL-EJ.

Anamika Sharma is a researcher and teacher of applied linguistics at the Monash University English Language Centre. With PhD in applied linguistics, her research interests include: Indian English, world Englishes, cognitive linguistics, and educational linguistics. Along with the articles, her contributions include a Dictionary of Asian Englishes (Indian English) and two audio-visual projects on Indian English for Japanese business people.

James D’Angelo, PhD is a professor in the School of Global Studies at Chukyo University, and Chair of the all-EMI Global Liberal Studies Major. He is editor-in-chief of the Taylor & Francis journal Asian Englishes, and on the editorial advisory board of the Routledge book series Advances in Teaching English as an International Language. He has published in World Englishes, English World-Wide, Asian Studies Review, and a range of edited book collections. 


             

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Approaching the Theory and Practice of Functional Variations in English

    Pages 1-13

    Sharma, Anamika (et al.)

  • Modernity, Globalization and Asian Englishes

    Pages 17-32

    Bolton, Kingsley

  • Negotiating Polysemy and Norms of English in Translation for a “Globalized” Readership

    Pages 33-43

    Bagchi, Tista

  • Emergency! Do We Still Have to Speak English?: English as a Lingua Franca for Aviation

    Pages 45-59

    Oda, Masaki

  • How Do Co-occurring Speech and Gestures Express Meaning in a Dyadic Face-to-Face ELF Interaction?

    Pages 61-82

    Hanamoto, Hiroki

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Functional Variations in English
Book Subtitle
Theoretical Considerations and Practical Challenges
Editors
  • Ram Ashish Giri
  • Anamika Sharma
  • James D'Angelo
Series Title
Multilingual Education
Series Volume
37
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52225-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52225-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52224-7
Series ISSN
2213-3208
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 340
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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