English as a Lingua Franca in Wider Networking
Aims and Scope
In a constantly interconnected world communication takes place beyond territorial boundaries, in networks where English works as a lingua franca. The volume explores how ELF is employed in internationally-oriented personal blogs; findings show how bloggers deploy an array of resources to their expressive and interactional aims, combining global and local communicative practices. Implications of findings in ELF and ELT terms are also discussed.
- xxx, 348 pages
- DE GRUYTER MOUTON
- Type of Publication:
- English as a Lingua Franca (ELF); Blogs; Communication in Digital Networks
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PaolaVettorel's volume English as a Lingua Franca in Wider Networking presents detailed and comprehensive analysis of the phenomenon of English as a lingua franca with reference to the 'blogging practices'. With its empirical investigation, the author shows how bloggers utilize a remarkable range of communication resources to express themselves in the context of the interactive blog. Appreciable analytical rigor against the developments of Computer-Mediated Communication and breadth of references will certainly be valuable to scholars of the field of CMC.
Therefore, for the original and well-balanced approach to a rapidly changing phenomenon, the volume has been judged worthy of honorable mention.
--AIA (Associazione Italiana di Anglistica) Bookprize for English Studies 2016 - Language and Linguistics