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ERIC Number: EJ950452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0893
English as a Lingua Franca: Concepts, Use, and Implications
Cogo, Alessia
ELT Journal, v66 n1 p97-105 Jan 2012
Sowden's article raises a number of questions concerning English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and criticizes it as a simplified and culturally neutral means of communication. In this response, I address the issues concerning the conceptualization and use of ELF as well as the implications for ELT. I provide up-to-date evidence of ELF research and show the variability, richness, and creativity of ELF communication.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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