Alessia Cogo
University of Southampton
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This special section of Iperstoria aims at contributing to English as the Business Lingua Franca (BELF) research by exploring aspects related to how communication takes place in international business-related contexts, with a particular focus on Communication Strategies and on the relevance they have in BELF. Meaning-negotiation enacted through a variety of strategies and moves is a common thread running through the majority of the contributions included in this issue, which explore BELF communi...
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This chapter explores the role of translanguaging in ELF advice practices at a UK charity supporting refugees and asylum seekers. Previous research has highlighted how multilingualism is an essential aspect of ELF (Jenkins 2015) and the role of multilingual resources has received increased attention in the latest conceptualizations and linguistic analysis. However, the contribution and nature of multilingualism in relation to ELF need to be further investigated. This study addresses the role of ...
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The increased linguistic and cultural diversity of international workplaces challenges different understandings of corporate language, corporate communication and even language ideologies. The understanding, attitudes and ideologies towards language and language policies of members in culturally and linguistically mixed teams are an important aspect of business communication studies that so far has received little attention. Through an analysis of two case studies of MNCs in Switzerland and Ital...
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This entry offers an overview of research concerning English as a lingua franca (ELF) and its applications for language teaching. It begins by exploring the dynamic, co‐constructed, and intercultural nature of ELF, focusing on pragmatic and multilingual aspects, before concentrating on pedagogical implications. Throughout the examination of research and applications, the emphasis is on how ELF is not a neutral medium but a complex phenomenon, which is constantly adapting and co‐constructing inte...
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[Report] Origins and aims of research A group of volunteers at The Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers (SCDAS) undertook research into the wellbeing of clients at the centre (see introduction). The group of volunteers included experienced researchers and newly trained volunteers who already worked at the centre providing advice and support. The idea for the research came from the SCDAS co-ordinator and staff, who were keen to understand more about the wellbeing of clients and how the centre ...
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A great amount of the findings in ELF research has not yet reached the regular practitioner in different parts of the world. Despite the fact that ELF research has been solidly advancing, very little has been found out about teachers’ questioning their role in the context of ELF, the global position of English, their role in possibly reproducing or resisting discourses of dominance, inequalities, hegemony, among others. This paper investigates teachers’ attitudes towards ELF, and what influences...
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