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Title: ‘So where we are?’ Spoken lingua franca English at a technical university in Sweden
Author: Beyza Björkman
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Institution: Royal Institute of Technology
Linguistic Field: Discourse Analysis; Morphology; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax
Subject Language: English
Abstract: This article discusses the use of English as a lingua franca (ELF) by engineering students and its effectiveness in content courses at a technical university, reporting the preliminary results of part of a study that investigates authentic and high-stakes speech events at a Swedish technical university. The main aim of my research is to find out what kind of divergence from standard morphosyntactic forms of English if any leads to disturbance, i.e. breakdown, in ELF speech.

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This article appears IN English Today Vol. 24, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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