Course Introduction
Unit 1: Defining English
Unit 2: Using English
Unit 3: Learning English
Unit 4: Teaching English
Unit 5: Changing English
End of Course

1.2 ‘Standard English’

As we noted in our introduction to plurilithic concepts of language in the previous section, many people think of languages as having single, ‘standard’ forms. Conceptualising ‘the’ English language only (or primarily) in terms of ‘Standard English’ typifies monolithic thinking and is commonplace in both L1 and L2 education across the globe.