Latest Trends in ELF Research

Latest Trends in ELF Research

by Alasdair Archibald
     
 

English as a Lingua Franca, or ELF for short, is currently one of the most dynamic topics in the fields of applied and socio-linguistics and English Language Teaching. It has been a thriving field of research for the last twenty years with a growing number of books and journals dedicated to the subject. The field has also seen the foundation of an annual

Overview

English as a Lingua Franca, or ELF for short, is currently one of the most dynamic topics in the fields of applied and socio-linguistics and English Language Teaching. It has been a thriving field of research for the last twenty years with a growing number of books and journals dedicated to the subject. The field has also seen the foundation of an annual international ELF conference series, which started in 2008 and attracts growing numbers year on year. This book has developed out of contributions to the Second International ELF conference held in Southampton (UK) in 2009. The papers in this volume provide new insights into ELF, by presenting and exploring the implications of some of the latest findings of empirical research in key ELF research areas including business and academic ELF, intercultural communication, language attitudes and ideologies, code-switching, and accommodation. These papers will have a broad appeal among applied- and socio-linguists, both academics and under/post-graduate students, as well as ELT practitioners around the world. They will also be of interest to language planners because of the potential of the research to inform English language policies and practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781443832991
Publisher:
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Alasdair Archibald is a Lecturer in English Language and Applied Linguistics at the University of Southampton, UK. He is currently convenor of MAs in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching. He has studied at the Universities of Swansea, Essex, and Munich and has worked as a Language Teacher, Teacher Trainer, and Curriculum Designer in Japan, Germany and Britain. Alessia Cogo is a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the University of Southampton, UK. Before that, she worked and studied at King's College London, UK, and Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano, Italy. She has written on ELF pragmatics and the interface between ELF and multilingualism. She is co-author with Martin Dewey of Analyzing English as a Lingua Franca: A Corpus-driven Investigation (Continuum 2012). Jennifer Jenkins is Professor of Global Englishes and Director of the Centre for Global Englishes at the University of Southampton, UK. She has published numerous articles and chapters on ELF, as well as two monographs, The Phonology of English as an International Language (Oxford University Press, 2000), and English as a Lingua Franca: Attitude and Identity (Oxford University Press, 2007), and a university course book, World Englishes (Routledge 2009, 2nd ed.). She is currently writing a book on ELF and English language policy in higher education (Routledge 2013).

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