Elen Le Foll

List of John Benjamins publications for which Elen Le Foll plays a role.


Previous studies have claimed that the progressive is frequently over- and misrepresented in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) textbooks (e.g. Römer 2005). This paper compares the representation of progressives in the dialogues of nine series of secondary school EFL textbooks (43 volumes) to… read more
English as a foreign language (EFL) textbooks typically present a prescriptive typology of three or four conditional types. We examine the extent to which this long-established English Language Teaching (ELT) typology is reflected in four varieties of English by comparing the forms and functions… read more
Le Foll, Elen 2021 Register variation in school EFL textbooksRegister in L1 and L2 Language Development, Gray, Bethany and Jesse Egbert (eds.), pp. 207–246 | Article
This study applies additive Multi-Dimensional Analysis (MDA) (Biber 1988) to explore the linguistic characteristics of ‘school English’ or ‘textbook English’. It seeks to find out how text registers commonly featured in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) textbooks differ from comparable… read more