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Realism and imagination in the teaching of English

Gupta, A.F. (2001) Realism and imagination in the teaching of English. World Englishes, 20 (3). p. 365. ISSN 1467-971X

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Abstract

In the imagination of many of those establishing language policies, especially educational ones, English can be ordered and controlled. Intentions about the type of English to be taught may be expressed, and curriculum requirements may specify the variety of English required of learners. However, the imagined learner, the imagined teacher, and the imagined setting of use are often at odds with the reality of the learner's exposure to English, and of the learner's plausible occasions of use. This is one of many areas in which there is a failure to come to grips with the impact of the globalisation of English.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2001 Blackwell Publishing. This is an author produced version of a paper published in 'World Englishes'.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts (Leeds) > School of English (Leeds)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 07:33
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-971X.00221
Status: Published
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Refereed: No
Identification Number: 10.1111/1467-971X.00221
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1811

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