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Centre for Global Englishes lecture: “Global communicative competence in business – the role of Business English as a Lingua Franca”

The Centre for Global Englishes is hosting a lecture on Wednesday 13th March, 5.00-6.30pm, Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus, as part of the Institute of Language and Culture’s visiting scholar programme. The lecture is entitled “Global communicative competence in business – the role of Business English as a Lingua Franca” and will be delivered by Anne Kankaanranta from Aalto University, Finland. Continue reading →

English as a Lingua Franca book launch

Co-authored by Alessia Cogo (University of Southampton), and Martin Dewey (King’s College London), and published by Continuum, the new book “Analysing English as Lingua Franca: a corpus investigation” was successfully launched at Somerset House, London, on 28th November 2012. The book was introduced by Jenny Jenkins from the University of Southampton, and several Southampton students and staff attended the launch hosted by King’s College London. Continue reading →