[lg policy] book notice: English as an Academic Lingua Franca: An Investigation of Form and Communicative Effectiveness

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 18 16:14:35 UTC 2013

Forwarded From:  "EDLING at bunner.geol.lu.se" <EDLING at bunner.geol.lu.se>

Author: Björkman, Beyza

Title: English as an Academic Lingua Franca: An Investigation of Form
and Communicative Effectiveness

Series: Developments in English as a Lingua Franca

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/181530

As a result of globalization, higher education institutions throughout
the world are adopting English for parts of their education. Higher
education is becoming increasingly international and thus
linguistically diverse, for educational, idealistic and financial
reasons. This book presents a much-needed description of English as a
lingua franca (ELF) from an international university setting and
focuses on form and pragmatic issues, using authentic spoken data. It
provides useful insights into how communicative effectiveness can be
achieved in spoken lingua franca communication.

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