Global language: (De)colonisation in the new era

Yeo-Chua, Catherine Siew Kheng and Baldauf Jr., Richard B. (2011). Global language: (De)colonisation in the new era. In Eli Hinkel (Ed.), Handbook of research in second language teaching and learning (pp. 952-969) New York, NY, U.S.A.: Routledge.

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Author Yeo-Chua, Catherine Siew Kheng
Baldauf Jr., Richard B.
Title of chapter Global language: (De)colonisation in the new era
Title of book Handbook of research in second language teaching and learning
Place of Publication New York, NY, U.S.A.
Publisher Routledge
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Series ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series
ISBN 9780415998710
Editor Eli Hinkel
Volume number 2
Chapter number 57
Start page 952
End page 969
Total pages 18
Total chapters 57
Collection year 2012
Language eng
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Globalisation is a much-used word symbolising a global reality that emphasises living in a new conceptual environment, one that is characterised by information technology. Globalisation can be understood as the forces that exercise pressure on standards and create demands in all societies (Javis, 2007). More than three-quarters of the people living in the world today are continuously shaped by this experience ofglobal change, whether in the political, economic, social or environmental spheres. Thus, globalisation consists of multidimensional social processes that intensify worldwide social interdependencies, creating deeper connections between people from all over the world (Steger, 2003). The importance of these connections in the context of global change has affected the way languages are spread and used as it places greater emphasis on effective communicative situations at the individual, organisational, institutional and governmental level across the globe.
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