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Fri Mar 22 2013

Books: Global Interactions in English as a Lingua Franca: Poppi

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Date: 20-Mar-2013
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Subject: Global Interactions in English as a Lingua Franca: Poppi
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Title: Global Interactions in English as a Lingua Franca Subtitle: How written communication is changing under the influence of electronic media and new contexts of use Series Title: Linguistic Insights - Volume 168 Published: 2013 Publisher: Peter Lang AG

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Author: Franca Poppi Paperback: ISBN: 9783034312769 Pages: 249 Price: U.S. $ 79.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034312769 Pages: 249 Price: U.K. £ 49.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034312769 Pages: 249 Price: Europe EURO 61.50

This volume investigates the changes undergone by written communication in our globalized world as English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). The latter usually functions as a language for communication purposes, but also becomes a language for identification purposes. The study takes into account different web-genres: from the replication of existing genres in other media to cybergenres, whose key evolutionary force is the progressive exploitation of the new functionalities afforded by the new medium. The variety of the contexts of use has made it possible to consider different ELF-using communities of practice, whose members adopt ELF and adapt it to express individual, national and professional identities in international interactions. The analysis focuses on lexicogrammatical innovations, which inevitably change in accordance with the different contexts of use, as well as on the communicative strategies underpinning these changes.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics                             Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Written In: English (eng)

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