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English as a Lingua Franca: form follows function

Cogo, Alessia. 2008. English as a Lingua Franca: form follows function. English Today, 24(3), pp. 58-61. ISSN 0266-0784 [Article]

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In this paper I wish to respond to the article published in ET94 by Saraceni while at the same time providing some clarifications concerning the concept of English as a Lingua Franca (henceforth ELF). In his article Saraceni raises three main questions (and a number of related debatable comments which I will quickly deal with in my final remarks) regarding: 1) the nature of ELF and its speakers, 2) the relationship between ELF and the World Englishes (henceforth WE) paradigm, and 3) the distinction between form and function. I will address each of these questions, and in so doing consider a number of notions concerning the ELF research field.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266078408000308

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

English and Comparative Literature

Dates:

DateEvent
2008Published

Item ID:

11266

Date Deposited:

04 Feb 2015 12:20

Last Modified:

23 Jun 2017 15:31

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/11266
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