The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.
The importance of Henk Zeevat's new monograph cannot be overstated. [...] I recommend it to anyone who combines interests in language, logic, and computation [...]. David Beaver, University of Texas at Austin
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The Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics
Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2013
Special Issue of the Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics
Theme: English as a Lingua Franca in Institutions of Higher Education in Asia
We interpret lingua franca as applying not only to communication within an institution but also between institutions and in a broader sense to the communication needed by individuals or groups within the institution to form or participate in global academic, professional, and social partnerships.
Sub-topics include but are not restricted to: - the teaching, learning or use of English to facilitate academic communication within or between institutions or with the wider academic community - the use of English for intercultural exchanges - the use of English for administrative purposes within the institution - the use of English to promote inclusivity - the status of English within higher education in Asia - the attitudes of students/teachers/administrators to the use of English - contextual influences on the use of English within or between institutions - the relationship between the use of English and internationalisation
We are equally interested in papers which discuss contexts in which English as a lingua franca is enabled, impeded or possibly both.