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Bloggers as ELF users  (2011)

Authors:
Vettorel Paola
Title:
Bloggers as ELF users
Year:
2011
Type of item:
Contributo in atti di convegno
Tipologia ANVUR:
Contributo in Atti di convegno
Nations of authors:
ITALIA
Language:
Inglese
Format:
A Stampa
Congresso:
Challenges for the 21st Century - 24th AIA Conference
Place:
Roma
Period:
1-3 ottobre 2009
Publisher:
Edizioni Q Roma
ISBN:
9788890396984
Page numbers:
513-521
Keyword:
ELF - English as a lingua franca, blogs, global spread of English
Short description of contents:
The global spread of English, particularly as a lingua franca, has fostered vivacious research over the last ten years. Employed in multilingual settings by users belonging to different linguacultures, ELF appears to be developing characteristics of its own at different levels, from phonology to lexico-grammar and pragmatics. English is increasingly used also as the lingua franca in the internet, and blogs in particular have become an important self-expression and interaction place for younger generations, who communicate in English in the international blogosphere. This paper investigates the use of zero 3rd person s marking in the present tense as an ELF feature, within a corpus of blogs produced by Italian teenagers and young adults. The findings of my investigation appear in line with current ELF research, as bloggers' instances of 3sg Ø, also with indefinite expressions and in concord with collective head nouns, can be interpreted an emerging feature.
Product ID:
72516
Handle IRIS:
11562/433745
Deposited On:
September 28, 2012
Last Modified:
November 2, 2016
Bibliographic citation:
Vettorel Paola, Bloggers as ELF users  in Challenges for the 21st Century. Dilemmas, Ambiguities, Directions. Papers from the 24th AIA ConferenceEdizioni Q RomaProceedings of "Challenges for the 21st Century - 24th AIA Conference" , Roma , 1-3 ottobre 2009 , 2011pp. 513-521

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