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LINGUIST List 25.1065

Tue Mar 04 2014

Books: The Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Competence in a Lingua Franca Context: Durham

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Mar-2014
From: Elinor Robertson <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: The Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Competence in a Lingua Franca Context: Durham
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Title: The Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Competence in a Lingua Franca
Context
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition
Published: 2014
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?k=9781783091430

Author: Mercedes Durham
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783091430 Pages: 184 Price: U.K. £ 79.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783091430 Pages: 184 Price: U.S. $ 129.95
Abstract:

In a world where an increasing amount of communication takes place in English among non-native speakers, this study presents data from email exchanges to provide the first examination of sociolinguistic competence and the acquisition of native-like variability in an English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) context. The analysis of a range of linguistic variables (future tense, relative pronoun choice, complementizer use and adverbial placement) in the online interactions of Swiss speakers (with German, French and Italian mother tongues) allows the reader to gain a greater understanding of which linguistic features are source language-related and which are learning-related. This book will be a valuable resource for postgraduates and researchers interested in language variation and change, ELF and second language acquisition, as well as for undergraduates wanting guidance on different ways of examining sociolinguistic variables.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            French (fra)
                            German (deu)
                            Italian (ita)

Written In: English (eng)

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Brill http://www.brill.nl
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Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Classiques Garnier http://www.classiques-garnier.com/
De Gruyter Mouton http://www.degruyter.com/
Edinburgh University Press http://www.euppublishing.com
Elsevier Ltd http://www.elsevier.com/
Equinox Publishing Ltd http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association (ELRA) http://www.elra.info/
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu/
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom-shop.eu/
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG http://www.narr.de/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com/
Peter Lang AG http://www.peterlang.com/
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
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Linguistic Association of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
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Seoul National University http://j-cs.org/index/index.php
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Universitat Jaume I http://www.uji.es/CA/publ/
University of Nebraska Press http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/
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