Creativity in English as a Lingua Franca 1

Creativity in English as a Lingua Franca

Pitzl, Marie-Luise

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9781501516887

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(Hardback | 288 pages)

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This book investigates formal characteristics and discourse functions of linguistic creativity at the level of idioms in spoken ELF as represented in the Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English (VOICE). Building on the findings of previous ELF research, the book proposes that creativity might serve as a fundamental concept in accounting for the variation that seems to be central to describing and understanding English as a lingua franca.