ELF Encounters in Migrants’ Forums: Communication Management Across Cultures

@inproceedings{Pennarola2016ELFEI,
  title={ELF Encounters in Migrants’ Forums: Communication Management Across Cultures},
  author={Cristina Pennarola},
  year={2016}
}
The present study investigates the strategies that migrants can adopt to ask for help and express their views in English as a Lingua Franca. On the basis of the exchanges between migrants of various nationalities and in different locations, a framework is proposed with the twofold aim of outlining the structure and discursive moves of migrants’ postings and analyzing the interactional dynamics which may turn a mixed group of nationals into a goal-oriented community of practice (House, 2003… CONTINUE READING

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