|Scooped by Shona Whyte|
- "native English pronunciation is not optimum in ELF communication contexts."
- ELF refers to "an additionally acquired language system which serves as a common means of communication for speakers of different ﬁrst languages" (this definition includes native speakers of English; VOICE, Seidelhofer).
- ELF users "are not the ‘failed native speakers’ of EFL, but – more often – highly skilled communicators who make use of their multilingual resources in ways not available to monolingual NSEs, and who are found to prioritize successful communication over narrow notions of ‘correctness’ in ways that NSEs, with their stronger attachment to their native English, may ﬁnd more challenging."
- Jenkins research showed "certain English pronunciation features (essentially consonant sounds apart from the dental fricatives /T/ and /D/, initial consonant clusters, vowel length distinctions, and nuclear stress) contributed signiﬁcantly to intelligibility in the ELF interactions being studied. On the other hand, they showed that certain other features (e.g. weak forms, elisions, assimilations) did not appear to contribute to intelligibility in these interactions and may
even have detracted from it"
- call for awareness raising and action research