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Knapp, Annelie. 2011. Using English as a lingua franca for (mis-)managing conflict in an international university context: An example from a course in engineering. Journal of Pragmatics 43 (4) : 978–990.
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Language as a subject
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This study uses audio data from a course in engineering to illustrate how English as a lingua franca courses at a German university may be heavily influenced by intercultural and linguistic problems. Problems related to the use of a larger variety of communicative functions in EFL instructional discourse, for example negotiating forms of cooperation and resolving conflicts, might be reduced by utilizing apt training materials.