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Placing ELF among the varieties of English: Observations from typological profiling
University of Eastern Finland, Finland. (DISA-DH)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3123-6932
2018 (English)In: Modelling World Englishes in the 21st century: Assessing the interplay of emancipation and globalization of ESL varieties / [ed] Sandra C. Deshors, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2018, p. 109-131Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study investigates how (dis)similar ELF is structurally from the core nativevarieties of English, indigenized L2 varieties, and learner English. ELF is understoodas second language use of English in settings where the interactants do notnecessarily share a first language. The empirical part makes use of the method oftypological profiling based on aggregate structural features. This method measuresthree indices (i.e. grammaticity, analyticity, and syntheticity), and it hasbeen used previously to analyze a range of variety types but has not been appliedto the assessment of ELF. The results provide quantitative evidence that placesELF on the map and shows that, on purely structural grounds, ELF is a distinctvariety type among English varieties. Moreover, the observations show that ELFis structurally different from second language acquisition, and there is a quantitativebasis for drawing a distinction between ELF and traditional learner data.

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Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2018. p. 109-131
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Varieties of English around the World, ISSN 0172-7362 ; G61
Keywords [en]
English as a lingu franca, second language use, typological profiling, genres in ELF
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Humanities, English
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77681DOI: 10.1075/veaw.g61.05laiISBN: 9789027201232 (print)ISBN: 978 90 272 6370 4 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-77681DiVA, id: diva2:1247331
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DISA-DHDISAAvailable from: 2018-09-11 Created: 2018-09-11 Last updated: 2018-09-24Bibliographically approved

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