Jennifer jenkins english as a lingua franca
English as a Lingua Franca: Attitude and Identity by Jennifer JenkinsJennifer Jenkins studied English language and literature, Old Icelandic, and linguistics/applied linguistics at the Universities of Leicester, Oxford, and London, and in the earlier years of her career, was first an English language teacher then teacher trainer. From 1992 to mid-2007 she worked at Kings College London, where she designed and directed the MA in ELT & Applied Linguistics, and since then have been Professor of Global Englishes at Southampton. She was Reviews Editor of the International Journal of Applied Linguistics from 2004 through 2009, and is currently a member of several journal Editorial Boards including TESOL Quarterly and Language Teaching, as well as consultant to the English Project. She recently became founding co-editor of both the new Journal of English as a Lingua Franca and the book series Developments in English as a Lingua Franca (both DeGruyter Mouton).
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Prof. Jennifer Jenkins talks about shifting to English as a Lingua Franca (ELF)
In this week, we're going to be talking about changes in the way we've been thinking about ELF and how we're thinking about it now. Last week, when we all talked about ELF, what we didn't say to you was that actually what we were talking about was the second phase of thinking about ELF and that it had already been through an earlier phase. That earlier phase was the very beginning of research into ELF where it was all very new. And we thought it was to do with ELF varieties bounded kinds of English. So for example, German-English, Chinese-English, and so on. But we very quickly moved on from that because we realised that ELF isn't like that. ELF is about communication across linguistic boundaries.
English has served as a means of communication among speakers of different first languages i. Yet its present spread and use are so new that English as a Lingua Franca ELF in its current global manifestation did not exist as recently as when this Journal was launched. During the 20 years or so since it was first identified and empirically researched, however, ELF has grown from a minority interest within applied linguistics to a major field of study in its own right. And most recently, attention has turned to its implications for the ELT classroom. This article explores the development of research into ELF, examines some of the misconceptions about it that have been expressed including in this very Journal , and considers its future in terms of ELT pedagogy. Most users should sign in with their email address.