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Title: English as a Lingua Franca: Studies and Findings
Edited By: Anna Mauranen
Elina Ranta

English as a lingua franca has become a hot topic in Applied Linguistics
and English Studies. While it has been a subject of controversy for some
time, linguistic observations on actual use have largely been missing out
of the debate. This is now changing fast, and the study of English as a
Lingua Franca has become a vibrant research field. This book reflects
achievements of the growing field; it presents a good selection of
empirical findings, thus providing substance to arguments. It comprises
contributions from pioneers and established scholars in the field, along
with reports from substantial ongoing research projects.
The papers offer insights into the workings of English as a lingua franca
in different contexts – conversational, academic, professional, and
business situations. They tackle essential theoretical issues, analyse
linguistic and interactional features of ELF, and discuss attitudes towards
ELF. The studies are firmly anchored in analyses of authentic language in
social interaction, some also using survey and interview data. Many papers
also touch upon debates on language policy and linguistic ideologies.
This collection of papers from the key areas of current ELF research is of
interest to English linguists and applied linguists, graduate and
undergraduate students of English, educational and language planners, and
teachers of English.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 144381296X
ISBN-13: 9781443812962
Pages: 385
Prices: U.K. £ 44.99