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Style and Register in English as a Lingua Franca


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Marković, Nikolina. (2018). Style and Register in English as a Lingua Franca. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Stanojević, Mateusz-Milan].

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The purpose of this study is to analyze the level of awareness in English as a Lingua Franca users when it comes to the style and register choices in situations of different formality. The study participants are presented with three real-life situations and are asked to write three electronic messages accordingly. The interview with the participants in which their linguistic choices are discussed is another part of the research. To describe the situational characteristics, I used the Biber and Conrad’s framework for register analysis. The study shows in which ways the participants’ representations of themselves change in different situations. To understand this better, the research covers the topic of identity and its nature, which poststructuralists define as multiple, fluid, and ever-changing. Also, the study offers insights into the ways in which electronic communication is evolving, and considers the reasons behind this.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Stanojević, Mateusz-Milan
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2018 12:36
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2018 12:36

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