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Title: English as a lingua franca: between form and function
Author: Mario Saraceni
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Homepage: http://www.port.ac.uk/departments/academic/slas/aboutus/ourstaff/title
Institution: University of Portsmouth
Linguistic Field: Linguistic Theories; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: In this paper I wish to discuss some aspects of the current debates about the concept of English as a lingua franca. In doing so, I will use a recount of the pre-publication stages of the volume 'English in the World: Global Rules, Global Roles', co-edited by Rani Rubdy and myself (2006) as a starting point, to set the scene, and will move to more theoretical considerations in the second part of the paper.

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This article appears IN English Today Vol. 24, Issue 2.

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