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EIL, ELF, Global English: Teaching and Learning Issues

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Edited By Cesare Gagliardi and Alan Maley

How can you teach the English language to global English speakers? Can English be taught as an international language? Is it worth teaching? Isn’t it more proper and profitable to learn a standard variety of English? How realistic and useful is the identification of an EIL/ELF variety? Can an EIL/ELF standard be identified? These are some of the questions the present volume has addressed with the contribution of some of the most qualified scholars in the field of English linguistics. The book is divided into four sections. The first part deals with the definition of English as an international language and English as a lingua franca. Section two takes six different teaching issues into consideration. The third section examines some learning issues and the last part of the volume debates the relationship between teacher and student in an English as a lingua franca environment.

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Notes on Contributors STEVE BUCKLEDEE currently occupies the post of researcher in Eng- lish language and translation at the Faculty of Modern Languages and Literature of the University of Cagliari, Italy. His primary field of research is Second Language Acquisition, although he also has secondary interests in Discourse Analysis and English Phonology. His publications include a phonology textbook (Necessary Noises), a novel (Cleghorn) and a number of articles in journals or conference proceedings in Italy, Great Britain and the USA. MUSTAFA ZÜLKÜF ALTAN has been teaching for 20 years and has published and presented papers both in Turkey and abroad. He cur- rently chairs the ELT department at Erciyes University Faculty of Education, Kayseri, Turkey. His research interests include teacher education, teacher development, individual differences in foreign lan- guage learning, alternative assessment, intercultural communication and the theory of Multiple Intelligences. He has published in several international journals associated with these areas: Improving students’ higher-order thinking skills (Modern English Teacher); Targeting the talented (English Teaching Professional); Beliefs about Language Learning of Foreign Language-Major University Students (The Aus- tralian Journal of Teacher Education); Nationality & Language Learn- ing Strategies of ELT-Major University Students (Asian EFL Journal). MARIA GRAZIA BUSÀ is an associate professor of English Linguistics in the Department of Foreign Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Padova, Italy. She has a background in experimental phonetics, and has worked on speech production and perception, speech aerodynamics and acoustics, focusing in particular on the analysis of Italian and English sound...

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