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A Rich Domain of ELF - the ELFA Corpus of Academic Discourse


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Title: A Rich Domain of ELF - the ELFA Corpus of Academic Discourse
Authors: Mauranen, Anna
Issue Date: Dec-2006
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Publisher: Gothenburg University
Keywords: ELF
ELFA Corpus
Abstract: The academic field has used English as a lingua franca widely for a long time, and is a good choice for an ELF corpus. It is useful to restrict the scope of exploratory research in one way or another, mode and domain offering themselves as clear and reasonably unproblematic limiters in language sampling. What makes the academic domain suitable for ELF research is that it is demanding, deeply influential, and largely constituted by its own specific genres. This paper discusses the compilation pri... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/3152
Appears in Collections: NJES Volume 5, No. 2 (2006)

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