Publication details [#64933]

Billington, Rosey and Hyejeong Kim. 2018. Pronunciation and Comprehension in English as a Lingua Franca Communication: Effect of L1 Influence in International Aviation Communication. Applied Linguistics 39 (2) : 135–158.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Oxford University Press


This paper examines pronunciation and comprehension in the English as a lingua franca (ELF) context of international pilot–air traffic controller radiotelephony communication. It argues that L1-affected pronunciation is one of the main factors inducing speaker miscommunication, together with listener unfamiliarity with the pronunciation.