Publication details [#61540]

Richards, Jack C. and Ali Ashraf Sadeghi. 2016. The idea of English in Iran: an example from Urmia. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 37 (4) : 419–434.
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Article in journal
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Language as a subject
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Drawing on English language use in different contexts and domains in Urmia, and on (n=115) English language learners’ motivations and attitudes towards English, it is revealed that English has an active status, alongside Persian, Kurdish, and Turkish, and is considered a weighty international language amid Iranians inhabiting Urmia, (as pars pro toto), and one that imparts some social profits to its users.