English as a Lingua Franca: Theorizing and Teaching English examines the English used among non-native speakers around the world today and its relation to English as a native language, as well as the implications for English language teaching.

Challenging and incisive, this book analyses positive and negative accounts of English as a lingua franca, and its linguistic features, within the context of:

  • native and World Englishes
  • multilingualism and intercultural communication
  • sociolinguistic issues including accent and identity
  • classroom teaching and learning

English as a Lingua Franca is a useful guide for teachers and trainee teachers, and will be essential reading for advanced students and linguists concerned with multilingualism, language contact, language learning, language change, and the place of English in the world today.

chapter 1|17 pages

What is ELF?

chapter 2|17 pages

ELF, Bilingualism and Multicompetence

chapter 3|18 pages

Analytic Structures and Emergent Grammar

chapter 4|20 pages

The Grammar of ELF

chapter 5|15 pages

Lexis and Comprehension

chapter 6|27 pages

Formulaicity and Variation in ELF

chapter 7|25 pages

Elf and Self: Identity and Accent

chapter 8|24 pages

Enough Already! Angelic Accounts of ELF

chapter 9|12 pages

Elf in the Classroom