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Title: Misunderstandings in English as a Lingua Franca
Subtitle: An Analysis of ELF Interactions in South-East Asia
Written By: David Deterding
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/183358?format=G
Series Title: Developments in English as a Lingua Franca [DELF]
Description:

This book explores the nature and causes of misunderstandings in ELF interactions. It is based on a corpus of conversations between English speakers from south and east Asia that helps us investigate what causes misunderstandings, particularly the pronunciation, grammar, word choice, and discourse. The book also considers how such misunderstandings may be signalled and repaired. Finally, it discusses the implications for teaching English around the world and offers guidance to teachers in enabling their students to become highly intelligible.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Language Teaching
Communications
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110286519
Pages: 208
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

 
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110288599
Pages: 208
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95