From Something to Nothing: The Globalization of English in Post-Industrial Taiwan

Author: Clyde Warden

Professor Warden presents results from a qualitative study (Chen, Warden, & Venhuizen) using deep psychological interviews to uncover metaphors about what EFL learners in Taiwan think is important and relevant. This is a critical analysis that refutes many of the existing assumptions of internalization of some vague globalized English. In its place is a very local view of social pressures and attempts to get ahead socially, but with little or no place for the so called communicative English.

Presentation of Research Results (Video & Audio):

This presentation was given as a keynote speech at a conference sponsored by ChaoYang Universitiy of Technology's Applied Foreign Language program. 

Length: 48 minutes.

Category: Research Videos

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