Essays about: "expanding circle countries"

Found 5 essays containing the words expanding circle countries.

  1. 1. Constructing 'the Other': A Study of Cultural Representation in English Language Textbooks

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Lärande och samhälle

    Author : Johanna Ivanoff; Amanda Andersson; [2020]
    Keywords : English Language Textbooks; ELT; cultural representation; Critical Discourse Analysis; CDA; Visual Semiotics; Circles of World Englishes; the hidden curriculum; hegemonic discourses; imagined communities; Orientalism; the Other ;

    Abstract : Educational textbooks have the power to influence pupils’ perception of the world. In the subject of English, this specifically concerns learning about cultures in different parts of the world where English is used. READ MORE

  2. 2. Native English-Swedish Bilinguals in Sweden : Across the borders of the three circles of English

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för lingvistik och filologi

    Author : Nicholas O'Neill; [2019]
    Keywords : global English; expanding circle; self-perception of sociolinguistic variation; national identity;

    Abstract : With nearly two billion speakers across the world, English has come to exist in all shapes and colors. Many functions and contexts in which English is found in the world are accounted for in the massive scientific effort to document the language’s global development. READ MORE

  3. 3. ‘Neutral, native-like or authentic’ : Investigating attitudes and beliefs of expanding circle speakers of English

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Bianca Melchien; [2016]
    Keywords : accent; expanding circle; language attitude; varieties of English; sociolinguistics; ELF; language ideology; identity; Germany;

    Abstract : The status of English as thelanguage of international communication is by now well-established. However, in the past 16 years, research has tried to emphasize the fact that the English spoken in international contact situations and between people with other first languages than English has different needs than the English spoken locally amongst native speakers, resulting in the emergence of English as a lingua franca (ELF) as a scholarly field. READ MORE

  4. 4. Concreteness in Business letters : a Corpus-based Analysis of British and Pakistani English

    University essay from Högskolan Dalarna/Engelska

    Author : Akbar Ali; [2010]
    Keywords : ;

    Abstract : Linguistic features of business letters have been a research target of both linguists and business writers. In this study, the language of British and Pakistani Business letters was compared and contrasted in terms of concreteness and abstractness. READ MORE

  5. 5. Teaching Standards or Standard Teaching? : An analysis of the Swedish national curriculum for English at upper-secondary school level

    University essay from Södertörns högskola/Lärarutbildningen

    Author : Ciarán O'Neill; [2006]
    Keywords : lingua franca; Standard English; global English; inner circle countries; outer circle countries; expanding circle countries;

    Abstract : English is the most expansionist language in the world today. Currently, native speakers are outnumbered by non-native speakers by a ratio of 3:1, a ratio that is set to grow to 10:1 within the next ten years. One of the consequences of a language growing so rapidly is that its new users tend to ignore already accepted standards. READ MORE