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Accommodating (to) ELF in the international university

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This article takes as its starting point the fact that the majority of universities in which English is the medium of instruction perceive themselves to be deeply international. Firstly, the article considers the implications of being 'international' for academic language policies and practices, but observes that despite the diverse international composition of university student (and to a lesser extent, staff) populations, university language policies and practices are still grounded in largely national (British and North American) English norms. The article goes on to explore the relevance of the findings of research into English as a(n academic) lingua franca for multilingual academic communities, as well as for international academic journals. Finally, it considers the implications of ELF research for native English academics, and argues that as ELF gains acceptance, particularly among younger multilingual speakers, and as multilingualism becomes the global academic norm, native English speakers, especially the monolingual majority, are at risk of becoming disadvantaged when communicating in international settings.

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Jenkins, Jennifer (2011) Accommodating (to) ELF in the international university Journal of Pragmatics, 43, (4), pp. 926-936. (doi:10.1016/j.pragma.2010.05.011).

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Published date: March 2011

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Local EPrints ID: 149675
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/149675
ISSN: 0378-2166
PURE UUID: 2d1fd2f5-5b96-42df-adc3-ba7eb153571c

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Date deposited: 04 May 2010 12:12
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 19:25

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