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The lingua franca role of English, coupled with its status as the official language of ASEAN, has important implications for language policy and language education. These include the relationship between English, the respective national languages of ASEAN and thousands of local languages. How can the demand for English be balanced against the need for people to acquire their national language and mother tongue? While many will also need a regional lingua franca, they are learning English as the first foreign language from primary school in all ASEAN countries. Might not this early introduction of English threaten local languages and children’s ability to learn? Or can English be introduced and taught in such a way that it can complement local languages rather than replace them? The aim of this book is to explore questions such as these and then make recommendations on language policy and language education for regional policymakers. The book will be important for regional policymakers and language education professionals. It should also benefit language teachers, especially, but by no means exclusively, English language teachers. The book will be of interest to all who are interested in the development of English as an international language and the possible implications of this upon local languages and cultures.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Series editor’s preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Part I - ASEAN and English
  2. p. 1
  1. 1 The origins of ASEAN and the role of English
  2. pp. 3-18
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  1. 2 Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and the Philippines: Linguistic context and the role of English
  2. pp. 19-42
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  1. 3 Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam: Linguistic context and the role of English
  2. pp. 43-64
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  1. Part II - Linguistic Features of English as a Lingua Franca in Asia
  2. p. 65
  1. Introduction to Part II
  2. pp. 67-71
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  1. 4 Pronunciation, intelligibility and lexis
  2. pp. 73-93
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  1. 5 Grammar, discourse and pragmatics
  2. pp. 95-122
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  1. 6 The communicative strategies of ASEAN ELF users
  2. pp. 123-141
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  1. Part III - Implications for Policy and Pedagogy
  2. p. 143
  1. Introduction to Part III
  2. pp. 145-146
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  1. 7 Implications for language education policy
  2. pp. 147-167
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  1. 8 Pedagogical implications: The multilingual model and the lingua franca approach
  2. pp. 169-189
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  1. Appendices
  2. pp. 191-192
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 193-194
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  1. References
  2. pp. 195-212
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 213-222
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789888053520
Related ISBN
9789888028788
MARC Record
OCLC
743276064
Pages
236
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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