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Applied Linguistics Today: Research and Perspectives - Angewandte Linguistik heute: Forschung und Perspektiven

Proceedings from the CALS conference 2011 - Beiträge von der KGAL-Konferenz 2011

Edited By Leonard Pon, Vladimir Karabalic and Sanja Cimer

The volume contains 15 papers by linguists from seven different European countries. The papers offer insights into the research results of a number of recent studies conducted in the field of applied linguistics covering topics such as specialized communication, foreign language teaching, terminology problems and the like.
Dieser Band enthält 15 Beiträge von 24 Sprachwissenschaftlern aus sieben europäischen Ländern. In den Beiträgen werden die neueren Forschungsergebnisse auf dem Gebiet der Angewandten Linguistik veröffentlicht, in denen es unter anderem um die Themen Fachkommunikation, Fremdsprachenlernen und Terminologiefragen geht.


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Kristina Cergol Kovačević: Global English on Language Mode Continuum


Original scientific paper Global English on Language Mode Continuum Kristina Cergol Kovačević Abstract A new type of language speaker has emerged over the past few decades, namely the speaker of English as the language of globalisation or Global English. Such a speaker has a mother tongue different from English, is not bilingual, learns English as a foreign language but uses it intensively in some aspect of their life, mostly for educational or occupational purposes and possibly pastime. English is not the official language of their environment. A psycholinguistic investigation of language processing in such a speaker seems necessary for future research dealing with this (growing) group of speakers. In this study, lexical decision task has been used to study visual lexical access in Croatian speakers of Global English in three language modes: Croatian, English, and mixed. Language mode has been defined as the state of activa- tion of languages and language processing mechanisms in a bilingual speaker at any given point in time (Grosjean 2008). The results of this research are portrayed in form of two Global English language mode continua and compared to the bilingual language mode continuum as a type of an ideal. The difference between the language mode continuum of a bilingual and a speaker of Global English are discussed. Key words: Global English (GE); Croatian; GE language mode continua; visual lexical decision task. 1. Introduction Along with the growing influence of the English language, a number of subdivi- sions of its users develop. These subdivisions...

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