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“Words are more or less superfluous”: the Case of more or less in Academic Lingua Franca English


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Title: “Words are more or less superfluous”: the Case of more or less in Academic Lingua Franca English
Authors: Metsä-Ketelä, Maria
Issue Date: Dec-2006
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Publisher: Gothenburg University
Keywords: ELF
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
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/3151
Appears in Collections: NJES Volume 5, No. 2 (2006)

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