Special Section: Negotiating Meaning in Business English as a Lingua Franca

Cogo, Alessia and Vettorel, Paola, eds. 2019. Special Section: Negotiating Meaning in Business English as a Lingua Franca, Iperstoria, 13. [Edited Journal]

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This special section of Iperstoria aims at contributing to English as the Business Lingua Franca (BELF) research by exploring aspects related to how communication takes place in international business-related contexts, with a particular focus on Communication Strategies and on the relevance they have in BELF. Meaning-negotiation enacted through a variety of strategies and moves is a common thread running through the majority of the contributions included in this issue, which explore BELF communication from a variety of perspectives - from methodological approaches to (inter)cultural aspects and pedagogical implications - in different settings, including more recent developments such as social media. It is precisely this variety of settings and perspectives that shows what a vibrant area of research BELF is.

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Edited Journal


English language, Lingua Franca, ELF, BELF

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

English and Comparative Literature


June 2019

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13 Jun 2019 08:15

Last Modified:

13 Jun 2019 08:15



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