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updated 23 March 2015
L1s represented in the WrELFA corpus
The WrELFA corpus includes more than 500 unique authors representing at least 37 first languages. The 17 most-represented L1 categories (i.e. those with at least 10,000 words) make up 95% of words in the corpus and are listed below. These figures include the large group of unidentified commenters on research blogs.
|(blog commenters)||85 666||6%|
|Portuguese (Brazil)||62 048||4%|
|1 450 870||95%|
|other L1s:||82 458||5%|
|corpus total:||1 533 328||100%|
The "other L1" category above includes bi-/multilingual authors as well as the following first languages:
- For research blogging on ELF, see the ELFA project blog.
- Anna Mauranen has published a chapter on academic ELF in New Frontiers in Teaching and Learning English, edited by Paola Vettorel (Cambridge Scholars).
- An intensive course on ELF is offered by researchers from the ELFA project in the Helsinki Summer School, Aug. 4–20, 2015. For description of the course, see the ELFA blog.
- Niina Hynninen has published an article in the Journal of English as a Lingua Franca 3(2) entitled "The Common European Framework of Reference from the perspective of English as a lingua franca: What we can learn from a focus on language regulation".
- Svetlana Vetchinnikova has defended her PhD thesis, Second language lexis and the idiom principle. Read the abstract and download the full text from Helsinki's E-thesis service.
- Maria Kuteeva & Anna Mauranen have edited a special issue of the Journal of English for Academic Purposes 13: Writing for publication in multilingual contexts. Find their introduction here.
- Kaisa Pietikäinen has published an article entitled ELF couples and automatic code-switching in the Journal of English as a Lingua Franca 3(1).