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Discourses, Communities, and Global Englishes

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Roberto Cagliero and Jennifer Jenkins

The issue of English and its global versions has a lot to do with globalization at large as the most invasive factor currently shaping the way we live, produce cultural artifacts, and communicate across linguistic and political borders. The distinction between correct and incorrect usage being to some extent irrelevant within a global context, this volume looks at Global English in relation to global media, both traditional and electronic (magazines, websites, and news distribution). It then addresses the issue from the point of view of language teaching, academic discourse and world music. The final section is concerned with the role of English within communities of professionals (marketing, accounting, psychoanalysis) in an international context.
The volume includes essays from scholars who adopt different viewpoints, ranging from corpus linguistics to lexicology, sociolinguistics, and translation studies.

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ROBERTO CAGLIERO / JENNIFER JENKINS Introduction ......................................................................................9 Section 1 Global English, Global Media ANNA BELLADELLI Cosmopolitan Italia and Global Slang...........................................21 LUISA CAIAZZO The ‘promotional’ English(es) of University Websites .................43 M. CRISTINA CAIMOTTO Global Distribution of Secondary News: A Case Study ................61 RICHARD W. HALLETT ‘Information They Cannot Find Elsewhere’: Ideology in Voice of America’s Special English ............................83 Section 2 Accepting English as a Lingua Franca? JENNIFER JENKINS ELF Still at the Gate: Attitudes towards English as a Lingua Franca....................................................................... 101 8 Contents LAURIE ANDERSON Standards of Acceptability in English as an Academic Lingua Franca: Evidence from a Corpus of Peer-reviewed Working Papers by International Scholars .................................. 115 LINDA MANNEY Popular World Music and World English: Multiple Traditions in New Locations ........................................ 145 Section 3 Internationalization and Discourse Communities LUCIA ABBAMONTE ELF as the Medium in the Psychoanalytic Discourse Community: Science and International Dissemination .............. 175 ROXANA CIOLA NEANU The Role of English in the Romanian Terminology of Marketing ................................................................................ 203 LISE MOURIER Mapping Global English Accounting Terminology in a Multifunctional Electronic Dictionary: A Contribution to Standardising Global English within a Specific Domain? .......................................................... 219 Notes on Contributors ................................................................. 237

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