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Title: EIL, ELF, Global English: Teaching and Learning Issues
Edited By: Cesare Gagliardi
Alan Maley
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=430010
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 96

How can you teach the English language to global English speakers? Can
English be taught as an international language? Is it worth teaching? Isn't it
more proper and profitable to learn a standard variety of English? How
realistic and useful is the identification of an EIL/ELF variety? Can an
EIL/ELF standard be identified? These are some of the questions the present
volume has addressed with the contribution of some of the most qualified
scholars in the field of English linguistics. The book is divided into four
sections. The first part deals with the definition of English as an international
language and English as a lingua franca. Section two takes six different
teaching issues into consideration. The third section examines some learning
issues and the last part of the volume debates the relationship between
teacher and student in an English as a lingua franca environment.

- Cesare Gagliardi: Introduction
- Alan Maley: The Reality of EIL and the Myth of ELF
- Giuseppe G. Castorina: Plain English, Euroenglish and the Fight the FOG
- Lucilla Lopriore: World Englishes and Language Teacher Education in a
World in Migration: A Shift in Perspective
- Sharon Hartle: Teaching English at the Heart of the Expanding Circle
- Nancy Rose Steinbock: Moving from Theory to Active Strategies in the
Classroom: 'Language Intervention' as a Dynamic Teaching Model
- Stefania Taviano: English as an International Language and the Pedagogy
of Translation
- Steve Buckledee: Global English and ELT Coursebooks
- Paola Vettorel: EIL / ELF and Representation of Culture in Textbooks: Only
Food, Fairs, Folklore and Facts?
- Enrico Grazzi: Language Transfer Revisited. The Global English
Perspective and its Pedagogic Implications
- Maria Grazia Busà: Effects of L1 on L2 Pronunciation: Italian Prosody in
- Rafael Monroy-Casas: The Teachability-intelligibility Issue: Vowel Length in
- Kyria Finardi: Information Processing Theory Issues Permeating Working
Memory Capacity and L2 Speech Performance and Acquisition
- Rongcai Yang: Transformation of Thinking in Chinese Students' Learning of
English Vocabulary
- Luciana Pedrazzini/Andrea Nava: The ELF of English Language Teachers
- Nicos C. Sifakis/Areti-Maria Sougari: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: An
Investigation of EFL Teachers' Beliefs on what Keeps them from Integrating
Global English in their Classrooms
- Mustafa Zülküf Altan: ELT Major University Students' Beliefs on the Role of
English, Globalization and Global English
- Vanessa Leonardi: 'Do you speak English' or 'Speak (you) English'? The
Impact of Non-native Varieties on English Language Teaching
- Anna Zanfei: Revisiting the Can-Do statements According to the Use of
English in International Context.

The Editors:
Cesare Gagliardi is full Professor of English Language and Linguistics, and
Head of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the
University of Verona. His research involves phonology, morphological issues
and statistical methodology of research applied to English linguistic studies.

Alan Maley is Visiting Professor at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. His
main interests are creative approaches to materials design, extensive reading
issues, teacher development, and creative writing. He has published over 30
books and widely in international journals on issues concerning the English

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034300100
Pages: 376
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