Review jenkins, jennifer, cogo, alessia and dewey, martin (2011) review of developments in research into english as a lingua franca. Research on english as a lingua franca has multiplied, and has indeed become the newest trend in the study of english world-wide so far, however, an integration of these be found3 indeed, research into the nature of elf has so far resulted. About this blog posts on lingua franca present the views of their authors they do not represent the position of the editors, nor does posting here imply any endorsement by the chronicle questions. Lingua franca is a functionally defined term, independent of the linguistic history or structure of the language: though pidgins and creoles often function as lingua francas, many lingua francas are neither pidgins nor creoleslingua franca may also refer to the de facto language within a more or less specialized field.
The research workshop aims to explore alternative perspectives to understanding english based on global englishes and english as a lingua franca research and the implications this has for language policy and classroom practices. The nature of english as the global lingua franca the notion of â€œenglish as the global languageâ€ reflects a completely new phenomenon, even though many researchers of the use of the english language for international communication had undertaken a series of research studies of english as a lingua franca (elf) as distinct from research. The journal of english as a lingua franca (jelf) is the first journal to be devoted to the rapidly-growing phenomenon of english as a lingua francathe articles and other features explore this global phenomenon from a wide number of perspectives, including linguistic, sociolinguistic, socio-psychological, and political, in a diverse range of settings where english is the common language of choice.
Todor petkov, licensed under cc by-sa 20 and adapted from the original katy simpson davies and laura patsko will deliver a british council seminar in glasgow on 26 november 2013 on teaching pronunciation and listening in an elf context (english as a lingua franca) they explain how teachers can. Current research on intelligibility in english as a lingua franca lucy pickering worldwide englishes into inner, outer, and expanding circles if we define a lingua franca as a contact language, ie, “a vehicu lar language spoken by people who do not. ‘ review of developments in research into english as a lingua franca’ ‘ english as a lingua franca: analyzing research frameworks in international english, world englishes, and elf’ world englishes, 28 (2), 224 –35 pan, l & seargeant, p 2012. English as a lingua franca (elf) is the use of the english language as a common means of communication for speakers of different first languages elf is also defined functionally by its use in intercultural communication rather than formally by its reference to native-speaker norms whereas english as a foreign language aims at meeting native speaker norms and gives prominence to native.
Translated into english with respect to mandarin chinese as a lingua franca within the people’s republic of china (prc) and the east asian cultural region, as well as its global use to determine its feasibility as a lingua franca. Field’s (2008) research into listening confirms that through repeated, guided exposure, we normally become better at understanding not just the target accents, but also other accents, even ones we have never heard before julia scales and english as a lingua franca a lingua franca. Abstract there has been a remarkable growth of interest in the phenomenon of english as a lingua franca (elf) in recent years, and as a result this has become a productive field of research, which has now found its place in applied linguistics and sociolinguistics discussions. Perspectives on business english as a lingua franca in business communication hélder fanha martins or english as a lingua franca (elf), and research into elf is dynamically being conducted [12, 14, 17] in the discussion below there are some features of.
Research into english as a lingua franca 301 the basis of her empirical data that elf speakers are making innovative uses of english in negotiating new meanings for old words thus mauranen & metsä-ketelä (2006) 2006. English as a lingua franca in university by efl magazine check out our great, free resources for english language teaching delving into the use of english as a lingua franca in university settings up to now, the most in depth and valid research on english as a lingua franca in academia (elfa) has been conducted via helsinki university. A substantial body of empirical research into english as a lingua franca (henceforth elf) conducted over the past 20 years or so has identified a number of linguistic features that differ from native english.