An unwelcome guest: the Non-NNS at the lingua franca table

Spencer Hazel

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    Firth & Wagner (1997) called for a reconceptualization of the research agenda within Second Language Acquisition (SLA), advocating “enhanced awareness of contextual and interactional dimensions of language use”, a more participant- relevant perspective, and a broadening of the database. ELF studies have done a great deal since to problematize the idealized native speaker (NS) as a target model for non-native speaker (NNS) language users. However, by excluding the NS from what are described as ELF interactions – where ELF is “a mediating language that is not a mother tongue [L1] for any of the interactants” (Firth & Wagner, 2007), the etic NS/NNS dichotomy has effectively been maintained, although reconceptualized as NNS/NNNS (non non-native speaker). This paper argues that a broadening of the ELF database to include all kinds of English language users would allow for a more robust, participant-relevant, explication of ELF practices to be produced. Using recordings of naturally occurring interactions in multilingual, multicultural domestic settings, I will demonstrate how language users, including ENL speakers, orient to what have been described as ELF practices, with neither NS nor NNS orienting to ENL norms, nor treating non-ENL norms as problematic. p40-41 Conference booklet
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date23 May 2010
    Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2010
    Event3rd International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca - University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 22 May 201025 May 2010
    Conference number: 3

    Conference

    Conference3rd International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca
    Number3
    LocationUniversity of Vienna
    CountryAustria
    CityVienna
    Period22/05/201025/05/2010

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    Hazel, S. (2010). An unwelcome guest: the Non-NNS at the lingua franca table. Abstract from 3rd International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca, Vienna, Austria.
    Hazel, Spencer. / An unwelcome guest: the Non-NNS at the lingua franca table. Abstract from 3rd International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca, Vienna, Austria.
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    2010. Abstract from 3rd International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca, Vienna, Austria.

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    Hazel S. An unwelcome guest: the Non-NNS at the lingua franca table. 2010. Abstract from 3rd International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca, Vienna, Austria.