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English as a lingua Franca: forms and features in a Swiss context

Durham, Mercedes 2016. English as a lingua Franca: forms and features in a Swiss context. Cahiers de l'Institut de Linguistique et des Sciences du Langage 48 , pp. 107-118.

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Abstract

This paper considers how the way that English is learned and used in Switzerland may affect the form it takes. Focusing particularly on features demonstrating sociolinguistic competence, it aims to present the different ways that English as a lingua franca speakers may, and may not, acquire the patterns found in native speakers. Although there is no way to predict which features will and will not be natively acquired, the paper demonstrates how sociolinguistic competence is a valuable tool in understanding how English might develop in future in Switzerland and elsewhere as different features have different outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
Uncontrolled Keywords: English, Sociolinguistic Competence, ELF, Switzerland, SLA, LVC
ISSN: 1019-9446
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2019 17:53
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/80869

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