The Presence of English Sociocultural, Acquisitional, and Media Dimensions.- English in Europe.- An Empirical Approach to the Presence of English.- Descriptive Findings on the Presence of English.- Determinants of Contact, Proficiency, and Attitudes.- English, Youth, and Media Environments.- In the Presence of English: A Resume After Step one of an International Study.
This book is designed to provide insight into the roles of English in and for Europe. The starting point for this comparative study is recognition of the increasing importance of communication with peoples from other cultures and countries. The book contributes to discussions of the possibilities of transnational media offerings, and facilitates a better understanding of the influence of media in foreign language acquisition.
Designed to provide insight into the roles of English in and for Europe
Contributes to discussions of the possibilities of transnational media offerings
Facilitates a better understanding of the influence of media in foreign language acquisition and of its role in promoting cross cultural understanding across European cultures
Facilitates a better understanding of the role of English media in the construction of the world views of European youth
Relevant to how schools react to and take advantage of media influences on English acquisition
Illustrates implications for approaches to language policy and planning issues relating to the present and future role of English in the EU
Helps to re-evaluation of the presence and prevalence of English in the media both as a threat to the notion of a European identity and as a contributing factor in the creation of such an identity