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The 'Attractive' Progressive - Why use the -ing Form in English as a Lingua Franca?


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Title: The 'Attractive' Progressive - Why use the -ing Form in English as a Lingua Franca?
Authors: Ranta, Elina
Issue Date: Dec-2006
University: Gothenburg University
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Keywords: ELF
Progressive form
Abstract: In SLA literature, the 'extended' use of the progressive in L2 English production has often been considered a 'problem'. The studies have been based on elicited data and explanations for such use have ranged from first language interference to target language input. In this paper, my aim is to look into the use of the progressive in authentic spoken L2 English from a fresh, more communicative perspective, namely that of English as a lingua franca. The main focus is on finding out whether the use... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/3150
Appears in Collections: NJES Volume 5, No. 2 (2006)

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