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The acquisition of sociolinguistic competence in a Lingua Franca context

Durham, Mercedes 2014. The acquisition of sociolinguistic competence in a Lingua Franca context. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

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Abstract

In a world where an increasing amount of communication takes place online, this study presents data from email exchanges to provide the first examination of sociolinguistic competence and the acquisition of native-like variability in an English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) context. The data provided by online interactions between Swiss speakers (with German, French and Italian mother tongues) and the analysis of the specific variables of futurity, relatives, complementizers and adverbials allow the reader to gain a greater understanding of which linguistic features are source language-related and which are learning-related. This book will be of interest to postgraduates and researchers interested in language variation and change, ELF and second language acquisition, as well as to undergraduates wanting guidance on different ways of examining sociolinguistic variables.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781783091430
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Last Modified: 16 Jun 2017 09:29
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/52714

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