New Perspectives on English as a European Lingua Franca (Hardback)
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New Perspectives on English as a European Lingua Franca (Hardback)

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Hardback 249 Pages / Published: 17/12/2013
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This volume complements earlier work on English as a lingua franca (ELF) by providing an in-depth study of the phenomenon from a decidedly European perspective. Distancing itself from more traditional approaches to the study of English in Europe (linguistic imperialism and "Euro-English"), the study is theoretically grounded in more recent approaches, namely the ELF paradigm and the postmodernist conceptualisation of "English". Methodologically speaking, the study analyses language use in Eurovision Song Contest press conferences as a community of practice of European salience. The ethnographically based analyses focus on various linguistic levels, thereby producing a comprehensive picture of European ELF as a discursive formation. Various qualitative and quantitative methods are used to shed light on the following aspects: code-choice practices in ELF talk, participants' metalinguistic comments on the use of ELF, complimenting behaviour via ELF and relativisation patterns. On the basis of this data, the concluding section advances discussions revolving around the conceptualisation of ELF in general, the connection between ELF and Europeanness, and implications for European language policies.

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
ISBN: 9789027212078
Number of pages: 249
Weight: 660 g
Dimensions: 245 x 174 mm

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