Language as system and language as dialogic creativity

The difficulties of teaching English as a lingua franca in the classroom

Authored by: Sue Wright , Lin Zheng

The Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138855328
eBook ISBN: 9781315717173
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315717173.ch40

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Abstract

In this chapter we explore the different ways in which human beings have conceived language and how these have affected the strategies that groups have adopted to overcome linguistic barriers and communicate. We conclude with a discussion of the legacy of structuralism and its effect on an increasingly interconnected world.

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