ELFA (English as a Lingua Franca in the Academia) investigates English as it is currently used by speakers with different mother tongues. It explores the practices, regularities, and patterns of English as a lingua franca (ELF) as it appears in natural use by ‘expert users’ in university settings. The project has compiled two large, electronically stored databases: ELFA of academic speech, and WrELFA of academic writing, freely available to the research community.
English as a Lingua Franca in Academic Settings
The ELFA project
The English language has established itself as a global lingua franca, a contact language spoken by people who do not share a native...
The ELFA project investigates English as an academic lingua franca. The project is divided into three subprojects.
Here you can find the list of publications and presentations related to the ELFA project.