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Language Regulation in English as a Lingua Franca by Niina Hynninen

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Book Description

Language regulation has often been approached from a top-down policy perspective, whereas this book examines regulatory practices employed by speakers in interaction. With its ethnographically informed focus on language regulation in academic English as a lingua franca (ELF), the book is a timely contribution to debates about what counts as acceptable English in ELF contexts, who can act as language expert, and when regulation is needed.


  • ISBN: 9781501500527 |
  • Hardcover: 326 pages |
  • Publisher: De Gruyter |
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  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook