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ENGLISH AS A LINGUA FRANCA
Criticism, Attitude, and Identity
Federal University of Bahia
Department of Germanic Languages
CURRENT DEFINITIONS FREQUENTLY USED
- English as it is used as a contact languange among speakers from different first languages.
- Any use of English among speakers of different first languages for whom English is the communicative medium of choice, and often the only option.
(Seidlhofer 2011: 7)
- Apart from the inclusion-exclusion of native speakers, conceptualisations of ELF also have revolved around key notions such as variety, community and language. Most scholars today would argue that ELF is not a variety, and not a uniform and fixed mode of communication.
(Cogo 2015: 2)
Goldsmiths, University of London
SOME SCHOLARS AROUND THE WORLD
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