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Title: English in Academia
Subtitle: Catalyst or Barrier?
Edited By: Claus Gnutzmann

In times of political and economic globalisation proficiency in the English
language has developed into a key competence. The supremacy of English has
also manifested itself in academic communication; research and teaching
across all disciplines are becoming more and more anglophone. Consequently,
academia and the English language as a medium of academic discourse are
faced with new challenges and opportunities. On the one hand, the spread of
English entails the risk of Anglo-American dominance in cultural and
scientific realms leading to disadvantages for non-native speakers of
English. On the other hand, English as a common lingua franca is able to
function as a catalyst for international coopera tion in research and
teaching. The articles in this bilingual (German/English) anthology focus
on discussing the advantages and disadvantages of an increasing anglophony
in academia.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783823363415
Prices: Europe EURO 48.00