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Articles in the ‘Language Matters’ Section

by Christina Smolder English as an International Language (EIL) refers to the teaching of English for the purposes of international communication, or of English as a lingua franca. I first came across the notion of EIL while reading an article by Jennifer Jenkins (2002), called A sociolinguistically based, empirically researched pronunciation syllabus for English as an ...

by Mark Lowe Introduction Many scientists interested in the origins of language believe that language and music evolved together. Here, for instance, is Charles Darwin: We must suppose that the rhythm and cadences of oratory are derived from previously developed musical powers…We may go even further than this, and …believe that musical sounds afforded one of the bases ...