English As An International Language Annotated Bibliography

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Oleksandra Smoliar
Dr. Aliel Cunningham
ENG 500 English as an International Language
Annotated Bibliography
November 6, 2017
Global Englishes

English has long become a lingua franca of the modern world – people know and speak this language in almost any country on this planet. However, certain questions about the ownership of English and the correctness of multiple variations of English spoken around the globe arise to this day. With the help of the following sources I will be able to share my opinion on this matter, and, hopefully, arrive at a satisfactory conclusion.

Foley, J. A. (2007). English as a global language: My two satangs' worth. RELC Journal, 38(1), 7-17. doi:10.1177/0033688206076155

English as a lingua franca is the main topic
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The author talks about English as a primary language of communication in many countries that host a great variety of speakers of numerous languages form all over the world. Moreover, she touches upon English being the international language of business, aviation, and scientific research. In her research, she poses questions that need to be answered in order to evaluate advantages and disadvantages of English as a lingua franca – she questions whether it is purely beneficial for humanity, or if it conceals certain risks and dangers, and even tries to determine whether linguistic diversity is the ultimate sacrifice we need to make in order to have a common language. The study concludes that the ideal way to deal with English as a global language is to accept it as a practical tool of communication, but also maintain all other languages at a satisfactory level and make sure these languages and their own cultures are not…show more content…
(1998). The Role of Interlanguage in Foreign Language Teaching. Iral, 36(1), 1-10.

The study done by Nickel discusses the nature of interlanguage and the effects this phenomenon has on second language learning and teaching. This article mainly focuses on the language transfer and fossilization, while also discussing the way in which error analysis and error correction can be improved through understanding of the concept of interlanguage. Moreover, native speaker norms, as well as international varieties of English are also discussed in this research.
I believe that the research conducted by Nickel is a great addition to this bibliography because it allows some insight into the significance of the interlanguage phenomenon and helps to gain better understanding of the way in which it affects L2 learning and how it is perceived by others. Moreover, it helps to speculate about where it stands in regard to other varieties of English language and mentions a few instances in which interlanguages became institutionalized by people in certain countries.

Rose, H., & Galloway, N. (2017). Debating standard language ideology in the classroom: Using the ‘Speak Good English Movement’ to Raise Awareness of Global Englishes. RELC Journal, 0033688216684281.
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