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Misunderstandings in English As a Lingua Franca - a book by Deterding, David

Misunderstandings in English As a Lingua Franca

An Analysis of ELF Interactions in South-East Asia

Misunderstandings in English As a Lingua Franca( )
Author: Deterding, David
Series title:Developments in English As a Lingua Franca [DELF] Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Mouton De Gruyter
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $140.00
Book Description:

This book explores the nature and causes of misunderstandings in ELF interactions. It is based on a corpus of conversations between English speakers from south and east Asia that helps us investigate what causes misunderstandings, particularly the pronunciation, grammar, word choice, and discourse. The book also considers how such misunderstandings may be signalled and repaired. Finally, it discusses the implications for teaching English around the world and offers guidance to teachers...
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