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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. (doi:10.1017/S0266078408000308).

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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.

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Published date: September 2008


Local EPrints ID: 171815
ISSN: 0266-0784
PURE UUID: 1d0293c9-b0bb-451c-80d1-0efef2f0eaac

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Date deposited: 23 May 2011 13:33
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:15

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Author: Alessia Cogo

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