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Title: English as an Academic Lingua Franca
Subtitle: An Investigation of Form and Communicative Effectiveness
Written By: Beyza Björkman
Series Title: Developments in English as a Lingua Franca

As a result of globalization, higher education institutions throughout the world are adopting English for parts of their education. Higher education is becoming increasingly international and thus linguistically diverse, for educational, idealistic and financial reasons. This book presents a much-needed description of English as a lingua franca (ELF) from an international university setting and focuses on form and pragmatic issues, using authentic spoken data. It provides useful insights into how communicative effectiveness can be achieved in spoken lingua franca communication.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110279146
Pages: 263
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110279542
Pages: 263
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95