Lingua Franca English , Multilingual Communities

  title={Lingua Franca English , Multilingual Communities},
  • Published 2007
Firth and Wagner (1997) questioned the dichotomies nonnative versus native speaker, learner versus user , and interlanguage versus target language , which reflect a bias toward innateness, cognition, and form in language acquisition. Research on lingua franca English (LFE) not only affirms this questioning, but reveals what multilingual communities have known all along: Language learning and use succeed through performance strategies, situational resources, and social negotiations in fluid… CONTINUE READING
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