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Minimal English for a Global World

Improved Communication Using Fewer Words

  • Cliff Goddard
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Cliff Goddard
    Pages 1-4
  3. Cliff Goddard, Anna Wierzbicka
    Pages 5-27
  4. Cliff Goddard
    Pages 29-70
  5. William Maley
    Pages 71-93
  6. Nicholas Farrelly, Michael Wesley
    Pages 95-112
  7. Anna Wierzbicka
    Pages 113-141
  8. David Christian
    Pages 201-224
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 287-292

About this book

Introduction

This book introduces a new tool for improving communication and promoting clearer thinking in a world where the use of Global English can create numerous comprehension and communication issues. Based on research findings from cross-linguistic semantics, it contains essays and studies by leading experts exploring the value and application of ‘Minimal English’ in various fields, including ethics, health, human rights discourse, education and international relations. In doing so, it provides informed guidelines and practical advice on how to communicate in clear and cross-translatable ways in Minimal English. This innovative edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of applied linguistics, language education and translation studies.

Cliff Goddard is Professor of Linguistics at Griffith University, Australia, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. His research interests lie at the intersection of language, meaning and culture. He has published widely in descriptive and theoretical semantics, language description and typology, ethnopragmatics and intercultural communication.

Keywords

Minimal English Global English Lingua Franca Intercultural Communication Cross-linguistic semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Cliff Goddard
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Humanities, Languages and Social ScienceGriffith UniversityBrisbane, QLDAustralia

About the editors

Cliff Goddard is Professor of Linguistics at Griffith University, Australia, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. His research interests lie at the intersection of language, meaning and culture. He has published widely in descriptive and theoretical semantics, language description and typology, ethnopragmatics and intercultural communication.

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