English as a lingua franca in higher education a longitudinal study of classroom discourse

Smit, Ute

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  • Creator by Ute Smit
  • Format Books
  • Publication Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, c2010.
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  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (476 p.)
  • ISBNs 1282672975, 9786612672972
  • OCLC ocn648711661


  • With English-medium higher education burgeoning in Europe and elsewhere outside the English-speaking world, this book is the first to offer an ethnographically-embedded analysis of such classroom discourse by taking cognizance of English functioning as a lingua franca (ELF) in international student groups. By virtue of investigating one such educational programme in its entirety, the study also enlarges the present knowledge on ELF discourse as it offers novel insights into the interactional dynamics that shape and develop an educational community of practice.


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English


  • Front matter; Table of contents; List of abbreviations; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Conceptual considerations; Chapter 3. Research methodology and study design; Chapter 4. An ethnographic account of the study site; Chapter 5. Classroom interaction 'under repair'; Chapter 6. Directives in aid of classroom organization and educational talk; Chapter 7. Interactive explaining as negotiating knowledge; Chapter 8. Synthesis; Back matter
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