Essays about: "inner circle countries"

Found 5 essays containing the words inner circle countries.

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

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Fakulteten för lärande och samhälle (LS); Malmö universitet/Fakulteten för lärande och samhälle (LS)

    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. Student’s Self-perceived English Accent and Its Impact on Their Communicative Competence and Speaking Confidence : An Empirical Study Among Students Taking English 6 in Upper-Secondary School

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Engelska

    Author : Johanna Norman; [2017]
    Keywords : Perceived accent; Communicative competence; English; Upper-secondary school; Students; Impact; Sweden;

    Abstract : The English language plays an important role as a lingua franca in Sweden as well as in many countries across the European Union (EU). The ability to communicate well in English is highly valued and as a response to this, communicative competence has had an increasingly major part in the English language education and curriculums all over Europe, including the Swedish curriculum for English language education. READ MORE

  3. 3. Different ‘colo(u)rs’ of the English language : A corpus-based study on Swedes’ choices in spelling, vocabulary and grammar

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för språk (SPR)

    Author : Therese Larsson; [2015]
    Keywords : American and British English; corpora; English as a foreign language; lexical variation; linguistics; non-finite complementation; spelling;

    Abstract : The aim of this study is to discover if Swedish writers use American or British spelling, vocabulary and grammar when writing a text in English. The focus is on differences in spelling categories, lexical variation between the two varieties as well as differences in the usage of non-finite complementation. 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