Publication details [#56572]

Jenks, Christopher Joseph. 2012. Doing Being Reprehensive: Some Interactional Features of English as a Lingua Franca in a Chat Room. Applied Linguistics 33 (4) : 386–405.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Oxford University Press


This study of multiparty voice-based chat rooms demonstrates that English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) interactants are not intrinsically mutually supportive and consensus seeking, but highlight communication problems or difficulties via laughter, joking, and mockery.