This textbook introduces current thinking on English as a global language and explores its role in intercultural and transcultural communication. It covers how English functions as a lingua franca in multilingual scenarios alongside other languages in a wide variety of global settings, and the fluid and dynamic links between English, other languages, and cultural identities and references.
The implications for English language teaching (ELT), academia, business, and digital communication are explored. Contemporary research and theory are presented in an accessible manner, illustrated with examples from current research, and supported with discussions and tasks to enable students to relate these ideas to their own experiences, needs, and interests. Each chapter contains activities to help students orientate towards the topic, reflect on personal experiences and opinions, and check their understanding. Additionally, a detailed glossary of key terminology in Global Englishes and Intercultural Communication is provided.
Exploring in depth the links between Global Englishes, Intercultural Communication research, and Transcultural Communication reasearch, this is key reading for all advanced students and researchers in Global or World Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca (ELF), and Intercultural Communication.
Table of Contents
List of figures and tables
Preface and outline of the book
List of acronyms
Part I – Core issues in understanding culture, language, and Global Englishes
Chapter 1 – Characterising culture
Chapter 2 – Culture and language
Chapter 3 – Global languages in a multilingual world
Chapter 4 – Global Englishes in a multilingual world
Part II – Critical approaches to culture, language, and Global Englishes
Chapter 5 – Cross-cultural and intercultural communication
Chapter 6 – Culture, language, and identity
Chapter 7 – Language ideologies surrounding Global Englishes
Chapter 8 – Multilingualism in Global Englishes
Part III – Contemporary issues and domains in culture, language, and Global Englishes
Chapter 9 – Trans theories and Global Englishes
Chapter 10 – Intercultural and transcultural communication
Chapter 11 – Culture and language in digital communication
Chapter 12 – Complexity theory, language attitudes, and awareness
Part IV – Teaching and learning culture, language, and Global Englishes
Chapter 13 – Awareness of English-within-multilingualism
Chapter 14 – From communicative competence to intercultural awareness:
Intercultural awareness and transcultural communication through Global Englishes
Chapter 15 – Intercultural language education and Global Englishes
Will Baker is Director of the Centre for Global Englishes and an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Southampton. Publications include: co-editor of The Routledge handbook of English as a lingua franca (2018), author of the monograph Culture and identity through English as a lingua franca (2015), and co-editor of the book series “Developments in English as lingua franca” (2013–).
Tomokazu Ishikawa is an Assistant Professor at Tamagawa University’s Center for English as a Lingua Franca, Tokyo, Japan and a postdoctoral member at the University of Southampton’s Centre for Global Englishes. He has published on ELF, mainly in relation to multilingualism, language attitudes and ideologies, and ELT.