World Englishes: No inconvenient question was swept under the rug

World Englishes “broke the traditional pattern of such deliberations: no inconvenient question was swept under the rug. The professionals, both linguists and literary scholars, and native and non-native users of English, had frank and stimulating discussions. The English-using community in various continents was for the first time viewed in its totality. A number of cross-cultural perspectives were brought to bear upon our understanding of English in a global context, of language variation, of language acquisition, and…

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Larry Smith’s Approach to Language and Culture

It is one of the topics of A Symposium Celebrating the Life and Work of Larry E. Smith Hawaii Imin International Conference Center East-West Center, Koi Room, Garden Level 1777 East-West Road Honolulu, HawaiiJuly 8, 2016 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tentative Program Opening Observance Prof Wimal Dissanayake: “Intersecting Circles: Larry Smith’s Approach to Language and Culture” Prof Fred Andersen: “Intercultural (mis)communication in teacher-student interaction: Forms of address and turn taking”Coffee/Tea Dr Suzanne Hilgendorf: “Center…

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How to overcome the institutionalized stigmatization of local language users

How to overcome the institutionalized stigmatization of local language users

Creativity and discourse RODNEY H. JONES Aside from these and the many other examples of studies published in the journals that explore language as it is employed to take strategic action, it could be argued that world Englishes itself is a creative interdiscourse, a nexus of applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, critical linguistics, lexicography, literature and literary criticism, education, commerce and the voices of everyday life in a globalized world which has resulted in a ‘paradigm shift’…

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