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Investigating Chinese speakers’ language attitudes within the framework of English as a lingua franca

Investigating Chinese speakers’ language attitudes within the framework of English as a lingua franca
Investigating Chinese speakers’ language attitudes within the framework of English as a lingua franca
Research on English in China has followed two trends, which are associated with Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and World Englishes (WE) respectively. This talk will consider the implications of the research into English as a lingua franca for the exploration of Chinese speakers’ English in the context of English globalization. After a brief consideration of ELF concept as distinguished from either SLA or WE perspective, I will contextualize my work on Chinese speakers’ language attitudes by offering an overview of empirical ELF research and explaining my motivations behind the work. The construct of attitude will also be discussed in this talk in order to frame the aspects of language attitudes that I will examine with my research data, which was collected through both questionnaires and interviews. The data presentation will highlight the struggle that the participants revealed in terms of their perceptions concerning English, on the basis of which it is possible to discuss the future of Chinese speakers’ own way of using English. Towards the end, I will propose possible ways regarding what teachers can do in language classrooms.
Wang, Ying
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Wang, Ying
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(2014) Investigating Chinese speakers’ language attitudes within the framework of English as a lingua franca. Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University Language Centre Teacher Training Day, China. 11 Apr 2014.

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Research on English in China has followed two trends, which are associated with Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and World Englishes (WE) respectively. This talk will consider the implications of the research into English as a lingua franca for the exploration of Chinese speakers’ English in the context of English globalization. After a brief consideration of ELF concept as distinguished from either SLA or WE perspective, I will contextualize my work on Chinese speakers’ language attitudes by offering an overview of empirical ELF research and explaining my motivations behind the work. The construct of attitude will also be discussed in this talk in order to frame the aspects of language attitudes that I will examine with my research data, which was collected through both questionnaires and interviews. The data presentation will highlight the struggle that the participants revealed in terms of their perceptions concerning English, on the basis of which it is possible to discuss the future of Chinese speakers’ own way of using English. Towards the end, I will propose possible ways regarding what teachers can do in language classrooms.

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Published date: 11 April 2014
Venue - Dates: Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University Language Centre Teacher Training Day, China, 2014-04-11 - 2014-04-11
Organisations: Modern Languages

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Local EPrints ID: 374991
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/374991
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