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|Title:||“Words are more or less superfluous”: the Case of more or less in Academic Lingua Franca English|
|Publication type:||article, peer reviewed scientific|
|Abstract:||In the past fifty years, English has turned into the leading language of international communication. Despite its well-established status as a global lingua franca, there is a lack of descriptive research on how people actually use English as a global language. The aim of this paper is to contribute to knowledge of lingua franca English, and more specifically to investigate a linguistic phenomenon that is common to all languages, namely lexical vagueness. This study provides a detailed descript... more|
|Appears in Collections:|| NJES Volume 5, No. 2 (2006)|
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