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'English as a Lingua Franca in Asia: Suggestions for ELT/ELF Policy and Pedagogy.' Seminar

Time:
17:00 - 18:30
Date:
22 April 2015
Venue:
Avenue Campus/Lecture Theatre C University of Southampton SO17 1BF

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Ying Wang on +44 23 8059 3975 or email ying.wang@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

Part of the annual seminar series for the Centre for Global Englishes. (CGE). All welcome.

In this presentation we shall review recently conducted research studies which used data from the Asian Corpus of English (ACE) ACE. ACE is a corpus of some one million words of naturally occurring data of English used as a spoken lingua franca by Asian multilinguals. 8 data collection teams across Asia worked together to collect and transcribe the corpus. ACE is now freely accessible and stored at the Hong Kong Institute of Education

The studies looked at the cultural settings of topics discussed in the ACE corpus, the marking or non-marking of tenses and the communicative strategies of ELF speakers. The presentation will conclude with proposals, based on the research findings, for regional ELT / ELF policy and pedagogy. 

 

Speaker information

Professor Andy Kirkpatrick, Griffith University. Andy's special areas are World Englishes, in particular the development of Asian varieties of English and the role(s) of English as a lingua franca within Asia. He is also interested in multilingual education policy within Asia. He also works on the role of English and other languages in the internationalization of education. He is also interested in the history of Chinese rhetoric and contrastive Chinese-English discourse and pragmatics.

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