English as a lingua franca: Negotiating Singapore’s English language education<sup>1</sup>

Anne Pakir

in English in Singapore

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028436
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206939 | DOI:

Series: Asian Englishes Today

English as a lingua franca: Negotiating Singapore’s English language education1

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This chapter examines how lingua franca as a theoretical concept applied to the sociolinguistic realities of English use in Singapore may assist us in negotiating Singapore's English language education. It discusses the concept of the English as Lingua France (ELF) movement and research in world Englishes and International English (IE), and explains their pedagogical and educational implications. It also explores the continuity, innovation, and diversity in Singapore's English language education.

Keywords: lingua franca; English language; Singapore; language education; ELF; world Englishes; International English

Chapter.  7204 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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