By Heiko Motschenbacher
This quantity enhances prior paintings on English as a lingua franca (ELF) by means of delivering an in-depth research of the phenomenon from a decidedly eu standpoint. Distancing itself from extra conventional methods to the research of English in Europe (linguistic imperialism and “Euro-English”), the examine is theoretically grounded in additional fresh ways, specifically the ELF paradigm and the postmodernist conceptualisation of “English”. Methodologically talking, the learn analyses language use in Eurovision track Contest press meetings as a group of perform of eu salience. The ethnographically established analyses specialise in quite a few linguistic degrees, thereby generating a entire photo of eu ELF as a discursive formation. quite a few qualitative and quantitative tools are used to make clear the next features: code-choice practices in ELF speak, individuals’ metalinguistic reviews at the use of ELF, complimenting behaviour through ELF and relativisation styles. at the foundation of this knowledge, the concluding part advances discussions revolving round the conceptualisation of ELF regularly, the relationship among ELF and Europeanness, and implications for ecu language rules.