Understanding English as a Lingua Franca

Understanding English as a Lingua Franca : A complete introduction to the theoretical nature and practical implications of English used as a lingua franca

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The number of English speakers in the world continues to grow, but the vast majority are non-native speakers using English to communicate with each other, rather than with native speakers.

This book examines the use of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) from various perspectives. It explores the various ways in which ELF represents a challenge to the predominance of the native-speaker model, as well as its implications for other fields of linguistic research and for English language teaching.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 162 x 234 x 16mm | 418g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0194375005
  • 9780194375009
  • 371,006

About Barbara Seidlhofer

Barbara Seidlhofer is Professor of English and Applied Linguistics at the University of Vienna. Her teaching and research focus on corpus linguistics, sociolinguistics, and discourse analysis, in particular in their application to language teacher education. She is the founding director of the Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English (VOICE), which provides a basis for empirical research into English as a Lingua Franca. She was also for several years editor of the International Journal of Applied Linguistics and is a founding editor of the new Journal of English as a Lingua Franca. Barbara Seidlhofer is editor of Controversies in Applied Linguistics, co-editor of Principle and Practice in Applied Linguistics, and co-author of Pronunciation in the series Language Teaching: A Scheme for Teacher Education. All are published by Oxford University Press.
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