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English as a Lingua Franca from the classroom to the classroom

English as a Lingua Franca from the classroom to the classroom
English as a Lingua Franca from the classroom to the classroom
English has served as a means of communication among speakers of
different first languages (i.e. a lingua franca) for many centuries. Yet its
present spread and use are so new that English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in
its current global manifestation did not exist as recently as 1946 when this
Journal was launched. During the 20 years or so since it was first identified
and empirically researched, however, ELF has grown from a minority interest
within applied linguistics to a major field of study in its own right. And most
recently, attention has turned to its implications for the ELT classroom. This
article explores the development of research into ELF, examines some of
the misconceptions about it that have been expressed (including in this very
Journal), and considers its future in terms of ELT pedagogy.
0951-0893
486-494
Jenkins, Jennifer
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Jenkins, Jennifer
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Jenkins, Jennifer (2012) English as a Lingua Franca from the classroom to the classroom. ELT Journal, 66 (4), 486-494. (doi:10.1093/elt/ccs040).

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Abstract

English has served as a means of communication among speakers of
different first languages (i.e. a lingua franca) for many centuries. Yet its
present spread and use are so new that English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in
its current global manifestation did not exist as recently as 1946 when this
Journal was launched. During the 20 years or so since it was first identified
and empirically researched, however, ELF has grown from a minority interest
within applied linguistics to a major field of study in its own right. And most
recently, attention has turned to its implications for the ELT classroom. This
article explores the development of research into ELF, examines some of
the misconceptions about it that have been expressed (including in this very
Journal), and considers its future in terms of ELT pedagogy.

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Published date: October 2012
Organisations: Modern Languages

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Local EPrints ID: 349027
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/349027
ISSN: 0951-0893
PURE UUID: cd076dc9-64a4-4a7a-9447-507358fcb654

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Date deposited: 22 Feb 2013 12:03
Last modified: 16 Jul 2019 21:42

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