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Global Englishes. Adult Literacy Teacher Education 21 January 2014. Module 3: Global Englishes. Identify what is meant by global English Discuss Kachru’s model Examine some of the reasons why learning English is important Explore some variations across Englishes .

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global englishes
Global Englishes

Adult Literacy Teacher Education

21 January 2014

module 3 global englishes
Module 3: Global Englishes
  • Identify what is meant by global English
  • Discuss Kachru’s model
  • Examine some of the reasons why learning English is important
  • Explore some variations across Englishes.
  • Consider the future of global English.
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Kachru’s three circle model of World Englishes

the “expanding circle”

China

Russia

Indonesia

Japan

Israel

Taiwan etc.

the “outer circle”

India

Singapore

Tanzania

Nigeria

Pakistan

Philippines etc.

the “inner circle”

USA

UK

Canada

Australia

New Zealand

main variations
Main variations
  • Pronunciation
  • Grammar
  • Lexis
  • Discourse style.
looking at examples
Looking at examples
  • In pairs look at the examples given.
  • 1. Identify the meaning
  • 2. Try to decide the place of origin
  • 3. Try to pick out any features of lexis, grammar, pronunciation or discourse style which characterise the variety in each extract.
what is the future of global english
What is the future of global English?

“There has never been a language so widely spread or spoken by so many people as English. There are therefore no precedents to help us see what happens to a language when it achieves genuine world status: and predictions of the future have a habit of being wrong.”

Crystal: 1997

global english links
Global English links
  • David Crystal
  • Will English always be a global language? Global changes to English 7.0 minutes
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Kvs8SxN8mc
  • Global English David Crystal
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZI1EjxxXKw
  • David Crystal: Is control of English shifting away from Britain and America?
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ29zDW9gLI
  • David Crystal: Should English be taught as a Global Language?
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLYk4vKBdUo
  • The history of English in 10 minutes See 10.38
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rexKqvgPVuA
references
References:
  • JENKINS,J. (2003) World Englishes: a resource book for students London: Routledge
  • CRYSTAL, D. (2003) English as aglobal language (2nd edn.) Cambridge:CUP
  • www.askoxford.com/globalenglish