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U.S., U.K. loses the advantage.
" Toward a People's English: Back to BASIC in EIL" -- Sept 2005 issue of Humanising Language Teaching :
Bill Templer is a Chicago-born linguist and teacher of English as an international language. He has taught English, German and American Studies at universities in the U.S., Ireland, Germany, Iran, Nepal, Israel, Bulgaria, the Lao PDR and southern Thailand. A widely published translator from German and Hebrew, he is on the staff of the Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at the University of Leipzig, and on the editorial advisory board of the Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies. He is currently based at Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Sikao district, Trang province, Thailand.
"Prospects for Global
English : Back to BASIC ?" by David Simpson
The Yale Journal of Criticism - Volume 11, Number 1, Spring 1998, pp. 301-307
The Johns Hopkins University Press
What it could be. How it succeeded, where it failed. Democratic imperative.
[Synopsis] by Bill Templer
shape of things to come? Some Basic questions about English as a
lingua franca" by Barbara Seidlhofer (University of
Lingua franca communication, 2002, pp, 269-302
[doc] - 125KB .
the BASIC ENGLISH of Ogden and Richards: Toward New Conceptions of
a People's English as a Lingua Franca""
by Bill Templer. From the Proceedings of the Inaugural
International Conference "Teaching and Learning of English:
Towards an Asian Perspective," 14-16 November 2005, Penang,
Malaysia, organized by the Faculty of Communication & Modern
Languages, University of Northern Malaysia. Published on CD-ROM,
ISBN: 983 - 42825 - 0 - 8. 11
& 13 pages.
Rules -- as in rules-the-roost.
Language skills are short through the world, but in commerce, English rules.
Intel's Internal Approach -- They teach foreign culture, while conducting business in English, the international language
Adjectives and the Work of Modernism in an Age of Celebrity by Aaron Jaffe . -- If a novelist can survive translation into Basic, there is something solid under his language. 30 pages in .DOC format.
Constructed Language Present Their Candidacy by Mario Pie.
A devil's advocate comments on Basic, Esperanto, Interglossa, Interlingua.
Anthropology of Language by Lee B. James for a discussion class.
A Two-Tier Model for a More Simplified and Sustainable English as an International Language by Bill Templer, Univ of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in the Journal for Critical Educations Policy Studies, vol. 7. no. 2. He proposes Basic English followed by VOA Special English as able to reach the masses of working peoples round the earth. (18 pdf pages plus 10 pages of references and links) He calls for media to be developed to reinforce the learning.
Jargon : The first Mini-Language of International Trade by
Chinook Jargon is a common language of trade representing fifty Indian languages from Oregon and Washington. Its origins may go back to the general acceptance of words by indigenous traders in the already extensive trade networks among these tribes before the penetration of Europeans.
Help for a Lexical Semantics of Basic English by Jim
An exercise to see how lexicon and ontology might combine to help underpin human-agent communication, using Ogdens Basic English as a case study. It became an attempt to clarify, through exemplification in Basic English, the relationships between ontology, lexical semantics, and common sense reasoning. PDF, 6 pages.
Developing a Research Unit for Simplified English by Bill Templer, Shumen University, Shumen, Bulgaria.
Vertical Translation into BASIC ENGLISH 850 as a Tool for Metalinguistic Awareness in the EFL Classroom by Bill Templer, Shumen/Bulgaria. 2011
Revitalizing BASIC ENGLISH 850 By Bill Templer, Shumen, Bulgaria. Journal of Modern Languages, 2012. Downshifting Discourse: Revitalizing BASIC ENGLISH 850 as a Leaner Lingua Franca in Global Working-Class Literacy. There is a widening chasm between small islands of privileged middle-class learners of EFL and the masses. BASIC ENGLISH is a sustainable foundation for a "target" plateau level for L2 English literacy needs for the "Two-Thirds World"; of ordinary workers -- a power tool for democratizing knowledge. See http://goo.gl/Q4YUj
Comic creator explaining complicated things in simple words A comic book writer reinvents vocabulary and why.
How Basic is Basic English -- Harper's Magazine, 188:1126 (1944:Mar.) p 339 Makes sport of Basic, yet acknowledges it necessity.
The Analytic Hierarchy Process and Basic English -- Combining two analytical systems, by Keikichi Osawa and Masaaki Shinohara, 2009 Proceedings of ISAHP.
An excerpt of Masters Thesis by Fabio Sammarchi on Ogden's 'Basic English' with regard to testing the value of the Basic wordlist using collocates in the 'British National Corpus'. .doc
A questionaire to scholars of ResearchGate.net . Do you think that English is a good language for Science?.
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