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English as a lingua franca between couples:

Motivations and limitations

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2010-06-30 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-27197-3

ISBN-10:
3639271971
EAN:
9783639271973
Язык Книги:
Английский
Краткое описание:
During recent decades, the use of ELF as the principal language of business, science and academia has been well observed. However, very little research has been done concerning the interesting development of ELF as the primary means of communication in interpersonal relationships. This book stresses the growing importance of ELF as ‘the private lingua franca' and it will focus on ELF as used for personal purposes. One of the most intimate uses of English is as a means of communication for couples. The major objective of this work is to investigate ELF as the language of couples. It rests on a qualitative study of five couples who use ELF as the language of their relationship, drawing on the data of interviews in which the participants exchanged perceptions of their language choice and how it affected their relationships. The findings provide insight into the couples' motivations for choosing ELF, and raise other interesting issues like the extent to which ELF is an adequate means of expressing emotion and how far it might serve as a family language. These issues in turn raise questions about the possible limitations as well as the advantages and disadvantages of ELF.
Издательский Дом:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Веб-сайт:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Julia Gundacker
Количество страниц:
152
Опубликовано:
2010-06-30
Акции:
В наличии
Категория:
Общая и сравнительная лингвистика
Цена:
59.00 €
Ключевые слова:
linguistic, Applied Linguistic, Bilingualism, Multilingualism, gender studies, Language of couples, English as a lingua franca

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