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Exploring ELF: Academic English Shaped by Non-native Speakers

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780521177528

ISBN10:
0521177529
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/13/2013
Publisher(s):
Cambridge University Press
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Summary

This book explores the emerging area of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in academic settings. The emergence and recognition of English used as a Lingua Franca (ELF) offers new opportunities for investigating language change and language contact. This volume explores the use of English in an academic context and between speakers from a range of language backgrounds, and is the only book to date to present spoken academic English from a non-native speaker perspective. Data examined from the one-million-word English as a Lingua Franca in Academic Settings (ELFA) corpus provides an in-depth account of how speakers use and shape the language through dialogue in intellectually and verbally demanding situations. Available separately as a paperback.


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