Perspectives of senior pre-service English teachers of a university toward Engish as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in Lebanon. (c2015)

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dc.contributor.author Lee, Eunsil
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-09T05:41:38Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-09T05:41:38Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-09-09
dc.date.submitted 2015-05-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2121
dc.description.abstract In the contemporary era of glocalization, the English language is being demanded to achieve the ‘unity’ through ‘diversity’ of the world as an international linguistic medium. For the newly emerged mission of the English language, English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) paradigm advocates the adaptations of English according to speakers’ local culture and language within the boundary of international intelligibility. This study rudimentarily scaled the awareness and opinions of senior pre-service teachers of a university about ELF in order to measure the feasibility of ELF as a potential provider of norms for ELT in Lebanon. The university and the students from Education and English departments were selected through convenience sampling. Self-constructed questionnaires were conducted on 43 students and 10 of them were also interviewed for the in-depth understanding of the opinions. The collected data were respectively analyzed through descriptive analysis in SPSS and through thematic analysis. Findings revealed that few in number were aware of ELF and that though the respondents agreed on ELF at a theoretical level, the agreement has not reached the practical level: The participants had a clear understanding of the instrumental purpose of teaching English and a keen understanding of the desire to preserve and express their culture and identity in communication in English. However, most of them gave in to the mono-centric and norm-bound ‘Standard English’ paradigm when it came to practical linguistic examples of ELF. Recommendations are suggested for conducting further research to replicate the study on a larger sample as well as to conduct empirical studies on the Lebanese variety of each feature of ELF which will contribute to and hasten the establishment of ELF common core. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject English language -- Globalization en_US
dc.subject Lingua francas -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject English language -- Study and teaching -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Perspectives of senior pre-service English teachers of a university toward Engish as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in Lebanon. (c2015) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201300357 en_US
dc.author.commembers Bacha, Nahla Nola
dc.author.commembers Rula Diab, Rula
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.author.department Education en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: xiii, 79 leaves; col. ill.; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.advisor Bahous, Rima
dc.keywords ELF en_US
dc.keywords Glocalization of English en_US
dc.keywords ELT paradigm en_US
dc.keywords Adaptations of English en_US
dc.keywords International intelligibility en_US
dc.keywords English language education in Lebanon en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references (leaves 67-72). en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2015.12 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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