“Broken English” and the continued ‘othering’ of English speakers
It has been quite some time since I finished my doctoral thesis, closing in on a decade (Haswell, 2014). In this work, I highlighted the...
ELF Communications is a research-oriented website that aims to showcase the work of academics, writers, and researchers from around the world in English.
We have materials from prominent people in their fields of study from various countries around the world, including Japan, the USA, Australia, France, The Netherlands, The Philippines, the UK, Greece, the Caribbean, Portugal, Sweden, and Saudi Arabia.
The varieties of English from the so-called 'Inner Circle' countries are often over-represented, and we would like to give students access to varieties of English they don't often have the opportunity to hear with materials on philosophy, linguistics, mathematics, art, language teaching, and more.
All our materials include a transcript of the interviewee and time codes to help you navigate the interviews more easily. The interviews are around 10 minutes each and include 5-6 questions about the person's background, research activities, publications, and future plans.
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We hope you enjoy the materials and learn something new while widening your English listening horizons.