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English as a Lingua Franca in Wider Networking. Blogging practices  (2014)

Authors:
Paola Vettorel
Title:
English as a Lingua Franca in Wider Networking. Blogging practices
Year:
2014
Type of item:
Monografia o trattato scientifico
Tipologia ANVUR:
Monografia o trattato scientifico
Nations of authors:
ITALIA
Language:
Inglese
Format:
A Stampa
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
:
Berlin/Boston
ISBN:
9783110322859
Keyword:
English as a Lingua Franca (ELF), language variation, language and computer-mediated communication, plurilingual resources, English Language Teaching
Short description of contents:
One of the effects of globalization has been the proliferation of encounters in virtual spaces, which have become as real and meaningful as face-to-face ones. In a constantly interconnected world, networks are continuously (re-) created to a variety of purposes, where English most often represents the lingua franca of communication. In web-based settings, where networks operate beyond territorial (and linguistic) boundaries, globalizing and localizing forces are simultaneously at work. Investigating ELF in such transnational and translocal networks can shed light on how it operates in settings which are complementary to face-to-face ones. The volume explores how ELF is functionally employed in internationally-oriented personal blogs. After taking internet practices and characteristics of internet users into examination, with reference to English and other languages, the ELF theoretical framework is applied and contextualised to blog-related computer-mediated practices. The empirical investigation shows that blog participants effectively deploy an array of communicative resources to their self-expressive and interactive practices. The implications of findings are also discussed, particularly in relation to ELT practices.
Note:
ISSN 2192-8177
Web page:
http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/208658
Product ID:
87054
Handle IRIS:
11562/787429
Deposited On:
May 17, 2015
Last Modified:
November 2, 2016
Bibliographic citation:
Paola Vettorel, English as a Lingua Franca in Wider Networking. Blogging practicesBerlin/BostonDe Gruyter Mouton2014

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