Studies in Honour of Giuseppina Cortese
Edited By Sandra Campagna, Elana Ochse, Virginia Pulcini and Martin Solly
The sections in the volume are designed as main threads of a new investigation into ‘languaging’. The first, entitled Languaging Awareness, deals with recent findings in applied linguistics, exploring key topics in language acquisition, language learning and teaching and the changing role of the media. The second section, Languaging Identity, prioritizes the theme of the construction of identity in text and talk within a linguistic and languaging framework. The third section, Languaging Community, explores the notion of community, of the lifeworld and the textworld emanating from a variety of domains, closely inspecting contemporary events and showing, on a continuum with Cortese’s approach, how memory of the past gives depth of meaning to a discourse analysis that is geared to linguistic and textual awareness.
Native/Non-native Cooperation in English as a Lingua Franca
In the process of internationalization of their teaching programmes many universities all over the world are now offering courses in English. As they are taught in this language, these courses usually attract students from other countries.1 This is a typical English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) situation in which both lecturers and students – many of whom are non-native speakers of English (NNSE) – use this language as a common means of communication and instruction. The role of native speakers in ELF (NSE) is a debated issue. For some scholars ELF situations imply the absence of NSE. This is Svartvik and Leech’s opinion:
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