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Minimal English for a Global World

Improved Communication Using Fewer Words

Editors: Goddard, Cliff (Ed.)

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  • Explores the idea that Global English is not an unmixed blessing as far as intercultural understanding is concerned by demonstrating the values and applications of Minimal English as a communicative tool
    Draws on findings from the Natural Semantic Metalanguage research project
    Examines all aspects of Minimal English including its scope and history, as well as how it can be applied to varied domains including politics, diplomacy, education and human rights discourse

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About this book

This book introduces a new tool for improving communication and promoting clearer thinking in a world where the use of Global English can create numerous comprehension and communication issues. Based on research findings from cross-linguistic semantics, it contains essays and studies by leading experts exploring the value and application of ‘Minimal English’ in various fields, including ethics, health, human rights discourse, education and international relations. In doing so, it provides informed guidelines and practical advice on how to communicate in clear and cross-translatable ways in Minimal English. This innovative edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of applied linguistics, language education and translation studies.

About the authors

Cliff Goddard is Professor of Linguistics at Griffith University, Australia, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. His research interests lie at the intersection of language, meaning and culture. He has published widely in descriptive and theoretical semantics, language description and typology, ethnopragmatics and intercultural communication.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62512-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62511-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: November 30, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-87332-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Minimal English for a Global World
Book Subtitle
Improved Communication Using Fewer Words
Editors
  • Cliff Goddard
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62512-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62512-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62511-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87332-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 292
Number of Illustrations
3 illustrations in colour
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