Terminological Confusion in a New Linguistic Perspective: Metalanguage of the English Diversity Studies

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The article discusses the major principles of the World Englishes Paradigm as a sociolinguistic discipline and some ambiguous terms related to the global spread of English (world Englishes, International English, English as an International Language, English as a Lingua Franca.) The concepts that underpin the terms are associated with ideologically different paradigms and approaches to the status and functions of the English language.

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Z G Proshina

M. Lomonosov Moscow State University

Email: proshinazoya@yandex.ru
Department of Foreign Languages Teaching Studies Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies


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