Global English? - English as Lingua Franca English has developed into a global language, which penetrates into many areas of our lives. Today, it is considered by many to be the official lingua franca. The role English plays cannot be underestimated and there are probably relatively few people who do not have some kind of connection with the language regardless of their nationality or mother tongue. But is it the same language we all speak?
Global English? takes its readers on a journey through the world of English, demonstrating its status and development in the modern world. It examines the notion of standard English and introduces some of many varieties of English.The book’s principal aim is to increase students’ understanding of English as a dynamic language influenced by its speakers.
Global English? focuses on the use of English in different spheres of society and life from politics, business and education to various social contexts. At the same time, it invites students to examine their own use of English and the mistakes which can arise from the influence of their own native language. Such mistakes can result in misunderstandings and have to be recognised and corrected.
The book’s assignments lead the student to actively engage with the language and produce their own texts using various digital formats.