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English as an International Language

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This concise volume from 1978 is pre-'World Englishes' and before the acceptance of Kachru's model of the inner, outer and expanding circles of English language use.

Nevertheless, it is clear that the book’s authors were fully engaged with the diversity of English language use and the practical needs of learners. Mark Lester and others debate what might constitute International English and its value globally, while Peter Strevens and John Norrish challenge attitudes to local forms of English, arguing for their integration into ELT.