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Chinese speakers' attitudes towards their own English: ELF or Interlanguage

Chinese speakers' attitudes towards their own English: ELF or Interlanguage
Chinese speakers' attitudes towards their own English: ELF or Interlanguage
The globalisation of English has motivated the research into English as a lingua franca (ELF) and the debate concerning non-native English speakers’ (NNESs’) own English. Despite the scholarly justification of NNESs’ variations from native English, how users of non-native Englishes perceive their own English is crucial in the discussion of linguistic pluricentricity. This paper sets out to investigate Chinese speakers’ perceptions of their own English in order to offer insights into this issue. The findings reveal a positive sign of the consciousness of ELF in the participants’ language attitudes and indicate that further efforts are needed to raise awareness of the changing role of English in the on-going process of globalisation.
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Wang, Ying
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Wang, Ying
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(2014) Chinese speakers' attitudes towards their own English: ELF or Interlanguage. English Teaching in China, 5, 7-12.

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Abstract

The globalisation of English has motivated the research into English as a lingua franca (ELF) and the debate concerning non-native English speakers’ (NNESs’) own English. Despite the scholarly justification of NNESs’ variations from native English, how users of non-native Englishes perceive their own English is crucial in the discussion of linguistic pluricentricity. This paper sets out to investigate Chinese speakers’ perceptions of their own English in order to offer insights into this issue. The findings reveal a positive sign of the consciousness of ELF in the participants’ language attitudes and indicate that further efforts are needed to raise awareness of the changing role of English in the on-going process of globalisation.

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Published date: August 2014
Organisations: Modern Languages

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Local EPrints ID: 374992
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/374992
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Date deposited: 09 Mar 2015 11:19
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 21:21

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Author: Ying Wang

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