9781107003958

Exploring ELF

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  • ISBN13:

    9781107003958

  • ISBN10:

    1107003954

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/22/2014
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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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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