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English as a Lingua Franca in the international university: the politics of academic English language policy

English as a Lingua Franca in the international university: the politics of academic English language policy
English as a Lingua Franca in the international university: the politics of academic English language policy

In this book, Jennifer Jenkins, one of the leading proponents of English as a Lingua Franca, explores current academic English language policy in higher education around the world.

Universities around the world are increasingly presenting themselves as "international" but their English language policies do not necessarily reflect this, even as the diversity of their student bodies grows. While there have been a number of attempts to explore the implications of this diversity from a cultural perspective, little has been said from the linguistic point of view, and in particular, about the implications for what kind(s) of English are appropriate for English lingua franca communication in international higher education.

Throughout the book Jenkins considers the policies of English language universities in terms of the language attitudes and ideologies of university management and staff globally, and of international students in a UK setting. The book concludes by considering the implications for current policies and practices, and what is needed in order for universities to bring themselves in line linguistically with the international status they claim.
0415684633
Routledge
Jenkins, Jennifer
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Jenkins, Jennifer
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Jenkins, Jennifer (2014) English as a Lingua Franca in the international university: the politics of academic English language policy , Abingdon, GB. Routledge, 248pp.

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In this book, Jennifer Jenkins, one of the leading proponents of English as a Lingua Franca, explores current academic English language policy in higher education around the world.

Universities around the world are increasingly presenting themselves as "international" but their English language policies do not necessarily reflect this, even as the diversity of their student bodies grows. While there have been a number of attempts to explore the implications of this diversity from a cultural perspective, little has been said from the linguistic point of view, and in particular, about the implications for what kind(s) of English are appropriate for English lingua franca communication in international higher education.

Throughout the book Jenkins considers the policies of English language universities in terms of the language attitudes and ideologies of university management and staff globally, and of international students in a UK setting. The book concludes by considering the implications for current policies and practices, and what is needed in order for universities to bring themselves in line linguistically with the international status they claim.

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Accepted/In Press date: 6 August 2013
Published date: 2014
Organisations: Modern Languages and Linguistics

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Local EPrints ID: 349026
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/349026
ISBN: 0415684633
PURE UUID: 79ecbd9d-f681-47e5-9037-598eff08c409

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