This book revisits the issue of China English as a developing variety of English and scrutinises students’ and teachers’ attitudes towards their own and other English accents from the critical phenomenological perspective of Global Englishes (GE) in the Chinese context. The research contributes to the field of GE by proposing a model of pronunciation teaching called ToPIC (Teaching of Pronunciation for Intercultural Communication) informed by interculturally responsive language pedagogy. Combining theory and empirical data, the book presents ground-breaking research on accent attitudes in the Chinese context within the GE paradigm and raises issues and concerns regarding teaching English, particularly speaking and pronunciation, from the GE perspective. Unpacking attitudes towards English accents from a critical perspective, this book will both show policy makers the need to consider the impacts of GE and help practitioners and language learners re-evaluate the goals and needs of English learning. The ToPIC approach also has significance for curriculum reform as it readdresses various issues in language policy and practice. The ToPIC approach is recommended for those interested in teaching and learning English in the expanding circle context and those seeking to learn more about learning and using English across the world.
2. Language Ideology and Geopolitics: From Standard English and World Englishes to English as a Lingua Franca
3. The Social Psychology of English Language Pedagogy in China
4. Attitudes towards China English in 21st Century China
5. Revisiting Teachers’ and Students’ Accent Attitudes through a Questionnaire
6. Interview: Unpacking Identity Construction and Negotiation from Teachers and Students
7. A Step Forward: Teaching Pronunciation for Intercultural Communication
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