Thursday, March 29, 2007

When a language dies

Click here to read the article online.

Performing Identiy

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

March 28, Performing Identity

Performing Identity:
a Stage for Multilingual English and Multicultural Englishness

Click here to read the article online

Click here to read online article with links to vocabulary

For definition of some Malaysian words found in the article, click here

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Who is a Native Speaker

March 14 Lesson

1. Who is a Native Speake, see powerpoint
2. Project 1 Guidelines, click here to download (You need to be a member of Yahoogroup)
3. Assignment for March 19, Audio Forum, click here to join the discussion

Sunday, March 11, 2007

March 14 Class Activity

Hand-outs will be given for March 14 reading materials on March 12, but if you want to do an early reading, then you may access the articles online.

Who is a native speaker and what is it they speak?

The Native Speaker in Applied Linguistics

Assignment for March 26

Voice Audio Forum, the url will be announced later.

March 12 Class Activity

1) Submission of sentence outline assignment. Late submissions automatically gets 60 points.

2) Discussion of Larry Smith's lecture.

3) Hand-outs for March 14 reading materials.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Assignment for March 12: English as an International Language

Watch the video lecture of Larry Smith and prepare a sentence outline based on the details that Smith mentioned in his lecture. You need to expand this outline with details. Write the details in full sentences.

The word outline is provided below:

UNIT 1 Larry Smith’s Lectures
I. My Current Perspective on EIL
* Historical Perspectives
* Key Concepts
* Future of English as an International Fu
* Language and Further Studies

II. Development of EIL Concept in the 70s
* East West Center Participants
* Understanding each other

III. New Principle:

IV. Changes in the Last 30 Years Changes in the Last 30 Years •

* EIL to to World World Englishes
* Kachru’s Three Circles
* Increase in acceptance of Types of Native Speakers

I. Controversies
* Total Number of English Users
* Definition of Definition of “fluent”
* EIL as Instrument of Neo-colonialism and colonialism and Linguistic Imperialism

II. Question of Intelligibility •
(Past, Present, Future)
Dimensions of Understanding
• 1. Intelligibility
• 2. Comprehensibility
• 3. Interpretability


III. Miscommunication Prevention
* Literatures in World Literatures in World Englishes
* Professional Associations
* Future of English

Click here for an example of a sentence outline.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Who Speaks English

Sunday, March 04, 2007

World Englishes