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Efficiency in ELF Communication: From Pragmatic Motives to Lexico-grammatical Innovation


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Title: Efficiency in ELF Communication: From Pragmatic Motives to Lexico-grammatical Innovation
Authors: Cogo, Alessia
Dewey, Martin
Issue Date: Dec-2006
University: Gothenburg University
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Keywords: ELF
Pragmatics
Abstract: The considerable demographic shift in the use of English worldwide, with the effect that L2 speakers outnumber L1 speakers, particularly as typified in English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) communication, is now widely acknowledged in Applied Linguistics. To a certain extent the resulting impact this has in relation to key issues such as the ownership of English has also been recognised. Description of the linguistic consequences of this shift however is less established, and lingua franca corpora ar... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/3148
Appears in Collections: NJES Volume 5, No. 2 (2006)

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