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LINGUIST List 23.1939

Wed Apr 18 2012

Books: Analysing English as a Lingua Franca: Cogo, Dewey

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Date: 13-Apr-2012
From: Ellena Moriarty <Ellena.Moriartybloomsbury.com>
Subject: Analysing English as a Lingua Franca: Cogo, Dewey
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Title: Analysing English as a Lingua Franca
Subtitle: A Corpus-driven Investigation
Published: 2012
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=134681&SubjectId=989

Author: Alessia Cogo
Author: Martin Dewey
Hardback: ISBN: 1441137254 9781441137258 Pages: 216 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1441158375 9781441158376 Pages: 216 Price: U.K. £ 24.99

There have been considerable recent demographic shifts in the use of
English worldwide. English is now undoubtedly (and particularly) an
international lingua franca, a lingua mundi. The sociolinguistic reality of
English language use worldwide, and its implications, continue to be hotly

This is one of the first books to provide a detailed and comprehensive
account of recent empirical findings in the field of English as a lingua franca
(ELF). Cogo and Dewey analyze and interpret their own large corpus of
naturally occurring spoken interactions and focus on identifying innovative
developments in the pragmatics and lexicogrammar of speakers engaged in
ELF talk.

Cogo and Dewey's work makes a substantial contribution to the emerging
field of empirical ELF studies. As well as this practical focus, this book looks
at both pragmatic and lexicogrammatical issues and highlights their
interrelationship. In showcasing the underlying processes involved in the
emergence of innovative patterns of language use, this book will be of great
interest to advanced students and academics working in applied linguistics,
ELF, sociolinguistics, and corpus linguistics.

"This book is a ground-breaking investigation into recent developments in the
English language. The data underpinning the book has been rigorously
collected and meticulously analysed, and Cogo and Dewey's wealth of
original examples of ELF lexicogrammar and pragmatics will provide an
invaluable resource for students and researchers of ELF alike for years to
come. Meanwhile, the authors' penetrating discussions of the processes and
motivations involved in ELF communication challenge tired old equations of
proficiency with nativeness, and cast important new light on what it means to
be proficient in English in our increasingly globalized world."

Professor Jennifer Jenkins, Chair of Global Englishes and Director of the
Centre for Global Englishes, University of Southampton, UK

Contents: Abbreviations \ Introduction \ 1. Researching English in the world \
2. Investigating lingua franca communication / 3. Patterns of innovation in
ELF lexicogrammar \ 4. Underlying motives and processes of change in ELF
\ 5. Achieving understanding in ELF: focus on pragmatics \ 6. Supporting
meaning: interactional pragmatics \ 7. The theoretical and practical
implications of ELF \ Notes \ References \ Author Index \ Subject Index

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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