Pluricultural de-Englishisation: English as Lingua Franca (ELF) in multilingual global context

Yew Lie Koo

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    The paper is committed towards participatory meaning-making through what I describe as pluricultural de-Englishisation and through the documentation of ELF use in global contexts. The paper seeks to describe the preliminary findings of a research focusing on the discourse strategies of multilingual ELF users using Kachru's contextual strategies (1992; 2006) of communication in the Outer Circle of English Language use as a conceptual framework. The paper's focus is on the ELF speakers' negotiation of mutual intelligibility (Kirkpatrick, 2007) and comprehensibility (Firth, 1996; Seidlhofer, 2002b, 2005, 2006, 2007) where interlocutors negotiate meaning to achieve a certain level and degree of functional purposes/adequacy in contexts. This paper forms part of a rising interest in the nature and discourse strategies involved in ELF use in education and professional contexts (Firth, 1996; Seidlhofer, 2002b, 2005, 2006, 2007; Hülmbauer et al 2008). Further, this preliminary descriptive work on ELF use will discuss implications on the teaching and learning of English in multilingual contexts in terms of expanded pluricultural norms, a redefinition of what it is to be functionally competent in ELF contexts.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)93-112
    Number of pages20
    JournalInternational Journal of Learning
    Volume16
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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    Keywords

    • Discourse strategies
    • English as Lingua Franca (ElF)
    • Global context
    • Meaning-making
    • Pluricutural De-Englishisation
    • World Englishes

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    • Education

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    Pluricultural de-Englishisation : English as Lingua Franca (ELF) in multilingual global context. / Koo, Yew Lie.

    In: International Journal of Learning, Vol. 16, No. 7, 2009, p. 93-112.

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