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Fri Sep 14 2018

Books: Creativity in English as a Lingua Franca: Pitzl

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Date: 10-Sep-2018
From: Pablo Dominguez Andersen <>
Subject: Creativity in English as a Lingua Franca: Pitzl
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Title: Creativity in English as a Lingua Franca
Subtitle: Idiom and Metaphor
Series Title: Developments in English as a Lingua Franca [DELF]
Published: 2018
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Author: Marie-Luise Pitzl
Hardback: ISBN: 9781501516887 Pages: 288 Price: U.S. $ 114.99

This book investigates formal characteristics and discourse functions of linguistic creativity at the level of idioms in spoken ELF as represented in the Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English (VOICE). Building on the findings of previous ELF research, the book proposes that creativity might serve as a fundamental concept in accounting for the variation that seems to be central to describing and understanding English as a lingua franca.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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