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Language Contact and the Future of English


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1 Introduction: English Today 2 Imperfect Learning and Multicompetence 3 Purposeful Language Change 4 Will English as a Lingua Franca Impact on Native English? 5 ELF and the Alternatives 6 Academic English, Epistemicide, and Linguistic Relativity 7 Bilingualism, Translation, and Anglicization 8 Conclusion: Language Contact and the Future of English

About the Author

Ian MacKenzie formerly taught translation at the University of Geneva. He is the author of English as a Lingua Franca: Theorizing and Teaching English (2014), Paradigms of Reading: Relevance Theory and Deconstruction (2002), and a number of English language teaching coursebooks.


"In this illuminating book, MacKenzie has taken on the task of predicting the future but, as he also points out, this is not an easy task [...] The value of MacKenzie's book is thus not in the actual prediction, but rather in that he provides the reader a broad perspective on the processes behind language change and the reasons for change to take place-or not."- Niina Hynninen, University of Helsinki, TESOL Quarterly

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