Alison Edwards

List of John Benjamins publications for which Alison Edwards plays a role.

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Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Language policy | Multilingualism | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

Articles

Universities in the Netherlands are currently faced with finding a balance between the implementation of English-medium instruction and the protection and promotion of Dutch. In this article I analyse university language policy documents from a discursive and critical perspective. I explore the… read more | Article
This study, at the interface of language ideologies, corpus linguistics and discourse analysis, explores perceptions of English in the Netherlands through recurrent discourse patterns in a corpus of language-attitudinal commentary by 724 Dutch informants. The informants position English as a purely… read more | Chapter
Edwards, Alison and Rutger-Jan Lange. 2018. In case of innovation: Academic phraseology in the Three Circles. Rethinking Linguistic Creativity in Non-native Englishes, Deshors, Sandra C., Sandra Götz and Samantha Laporte (eds.), pp. 121–146
This paper addresses the equivalence often drawn between labels such as ESL, New Englishes and Outer Circle on the one hand, and between EFL, Learner Englishes and Expanding Circle on the other. It argues that this mapping takes insufficient account of both intra-varietal variation and… read more | Article
Edwards, Alison and Rutger-Jan Lange. 2016. In case of innovation: Academic phraseology in the Three Circles. Linguistic Innovations: Rethinking linguistic creativity in non-native Englishes, Deshors, Sandra C., Sandra Götz and Samantha Laporte (eds.), pp. 252–277
This paper addresses the equivalence often drawn between labels such as ESL, New Englishes and Outer Circle on the one hand, and between EFL, Learner Englishes and Expanding Circle on the other. It argues that this mapping takes insufficient account of both intra-varietal variation and… read more | Article
The classification of English as a native (ENL), second (ESL) and foreign (EFL) language is traditionally mapped onto Kachru’s (1985) Inner, Outer and Expanding circles, respectively. This paper addresses the divide upheld between these different varietal types. We explore the preposition into… read more | Article