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Widdowson, Henry

On the Subject of English

The Linguistics of Language Use and Learning

Series:Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 330

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

    99,95 € / $114.99 / £91.00*

    Hardcover
    Publication Date:
    2020
    To be published:
    November 2019
    ISBN
    978-3-11-061686-6
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    The globalized use of language calls into question conventional ways of thinking in linguistics,applied linguistics and language pedagogy.
    This book critically examines this thinking from an historical, at times satirical, perspective and proposes an alternative conceptualization.
    The first section defines a number of key concepts about communication which are taken up in subsequent sections and shown to be relevant to the different but related areas of language study. Issues about the relationship between linguistics and applied linguistics set the scene for a discussion of the nature of discourse, and then how this bears on the understanding of the globalised use of English as a lingua franca.The final section considers the implications of this perspective on communication for how the subject of English language teaching might be redefined.
    The book is relevant for anyone who sees the need for a critical consideration of established concepts in linguistics and language pedagogy.

    Details

    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    x, 272 pages
    DE GRUYTER MOUTON
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    Discourse Interpretation; Communicative Capability; English as a Lingua Franca; Language User-Learners

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    Henry Widdowson,University of Vienna, Austria

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