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Author Prodromou, Luke.

Title English as a lingua franca : a corpus-based analysis / Luke Prodromou
Published London ; New York : Continuum, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 295 pages) : illustrations
Contents pt. 1. Background -- pt. 2. Foreground
Summary Using a corpus of data drawn from naturally-occurring second language conversations, this book explores the role of idiomaticity in English as a native language, and its comparative role in English as a lingua franca. Through examining how idiomaticity enables first language learners to achieve a greater degree of fluency, the book explores why idiomatic language poses such a challenge for users of English as a lingua franca. The book puts forward a new definition of competence and fluency within the context of English as a lingua franca, concluding with an analysis of practical implications f
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-286) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject English language -- Terms and phrases.
English language -- Globalization.
English language -- Idioms.
English language -- Variation -- English-speaking countries.
Intercultural communication -- English-speaking countries.
Genre/Form Terms and phrases.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826440134 (electronic bk.)
9780826440136 (electronic bk.)