Challenges Encountered by Learners of English as a Second Language

Learning a second language is never easy. Learning English as a second language is even less easy. Particularly if you are learning English outside of an English-speaking country. For instance, English language learners in African countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Zambia, Malawi, and other African countries face a lot of challenges because English is not the official language of these countries. Continue reading “Challenges Encountered by Learners of English as a Second Language”

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HUDSON’S SOCIOLINGUISTICS: Linguistic items

Global and specific statements

In this chapter Hudson examines the extent to which it is possible to describe the relation of language to society in terms of global linguistic categories such as languages and dialects and global social categories like communities. Continue reading “HUDSON’S SOCIOLINGUISTICS: Linguistic items”

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