Baker and Jenkins criticize O’Regan’s “immanent critique” of English as a Lingua Franca. O’Regan advocates that ELF studies should thoroughly investigate the issues of ideology, discourse and power, arguing that ELF researchers have failed to engage with these so far. However, in the authors’ view his stance is unreliable and tendentious as it suggests a prescriptive application of theory to practice and implies a pre-determined conceptual framework on his part. Baker and Jenkins demonstrate O’Regan’s limited understanding of ELF research, ELF being neither a “hypostatized universal code” nor a variety of English, but a field of analysis “driven by real-world problems”.
|Titolo:||Criticising ELF (Review of Will Baker and Jennifer Jenkins, “Criticising ELF”, Journal of English as a Lingua Franca, 4, 2015, 1, pp. 191-198)|
|Autori interni:||TAGLIALATELA, ANTONIO|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Rivista:||L'ANALISI LINGUISTICA E LETTERARIA|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.2 Recensione in rivista|