The Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) provides an accessible, authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the main theories, concepts, contexts and applications of this rapidly developing field of study.
Including 47 state-of-the art chapters from leading international scholars, the handbook covers key concepts, regional spread, linguistic features and communication processes, domains and functions, ELF in academia, ELF and pedagogy and future trends.
This handbook is key reading for all those engaged in the study and research of English as a lingua franca and world/global Englishes more broadly, within English language, applied linguistics, and education.
Part I: Conceptualising and positioning ELF
English language teaching: pedagogic reconnection with the social dimension
Part II: Regional spread of ELF
9. ELF and the EU/wider Europe
10. English as a lingua franca in the Gulf Cooperation Council states
11. The development of English as a lingua franca in ASEAN
12. Chinese English as a lingua franca: an ideological inquiry
13. The status of ELF in Japan
14. ELF in Brazil: recent developments and further directions
15. Is English the lingua franca of South Africa?
Part III: ELF characteristics and processes
16. Analysing ELF variability
17. The pragmatics of ELF
18. Pronunciation and miscommunication in ELF interactions: an analysis of initial clusters
19. Creativity, idioms and metaphorical language in ELF
20. Grammar in ELF
21. Morphosyntactic variation in spoken English as a lingua franca interactions: revisiting linguistic variety
22. Language norms in ELF
23. Uncooperative lingua franca encounters
Part IV: Contemporary domains and functions
24. Translingual practice and ELF
25. ELF in the domain of business – BELF: what does the B stand for?
26. ELF in social contexts
27. Humour in ELF interaction: a powerful, multifunctional resource in relational practice
28. ELF in electronically mediated intercultural communication
29. ELF and multilingualism
30. ELF and translation/interpreting
Part V: ELF in academia
31. Beyond monolingualism in higher education: a language policy account
32. EMI in higher education: an ELF perspective
33. Written academic English as a lingua franca
34. Transforming higher education and literacy policies: the contribution of ELF
Part VI: ELF, policy and pedagogy
35. ELF and teacher education
36. ELF-aware teaching, learning and teacher development
37. ELF and ELT teaching materials
38. ELF and Content and Language Integrated Learning
39. ELT and ELF in the East Asian contexts
40. Language as system and language as dialogic creativity: the difficulties of teaching English as a lingua franca in the classroom
41. English language teachers and ELF
Part VII: ELF into the future: trends, debates, predictions
42. English as a lingua franca: changing ‘attitudes’
43. ELF in migration
44. Global languages and lingua franca communication
45. Language assessment: the challenge of ELF
46. ELF and critical language testing
47. The future of English as a lingua franca?
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