*英語第二言語話者（Speakers of English as a second language/bilingual users of English)は英語学習者(learners)ではなく、英語使用者(users)として確立しているものを指す。ちなみによく使われる「英語非母語話者」は「負」の属性が付与されているため、使わない。
This community is intended as an open space to discuss the issue of English as an International Language (EIL). If your interest has something to do with this, regardless of your demographic data such as gender, age, ethnicity, nationality, and religion, you are more than welcome! Feel free to bring any topic you like in English or Japanese.
(It's totally okay here to use English to respond to a comment written in Japanese)
◇◆◇Desired Texts and Materials◇◆◇
◇Crystal, D. (1997). English as a Global Language. Cambridge: CUP
◇Graddol, D. (1997). The Future of English. London: The British Council.
◇Kachuru, B.B. (1986). The Alchemy of English. Oxford: Pergamon Press.
◇Kachuru, B. B. (ed.): (1992). The Other Tongue.
Chicago: University of Illinois Press.
"We are a user of a language, a language is not a user of us." (My own principle)
"It is people, not language codes, that understand one another." − Bamgbose, A. (1998)