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    When English just is not enough: 'Multilingualism with English' in contemporary European higher education

    Earls, Clive W. (2016) When English just is not enough: 'Multilingualism with English' in contemporary European higher education. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 26 (3). pp. 329-347. ISSN 0802-6106

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    English proficiency is viewed across societal levels as a necessary commodity for accessing the best educational and professional prospects. The high value associated with English as symbolic capital may be seen to impact negatively upon the promotion of individual and societal multilingualism beyond an emergent dominant pattern of L1+English. To date, few empirical studies have been conducted into the ecology and ideologies that prevail within European English-medium degree programmes regarding English and the concomitant acquisition of additional languages. On the basis of empirical data generated from questionnaires and semi-structured interviews, this paper explores the experiences of students and lecturers within English-medium degree programmes in Germany as they negotiate their English-speaking environments and explores their practices of multilingualism beyond their L1 and English.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: English as a lingua franca; second and foreign language acquisition; language and ecology; language and education in multilingual contexts; attitudes to language;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > German
    Item ID: 11476
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    Depositing User: Dr. Clive Earls
    Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2019 16:18
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Applied Linguistics
    Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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