Analyzing discourse in EMI courses from an ELF perspective

Tetsuo Harada*, Ryo Moriya


研究成果: Chapter

1 被引用数 (Scopus)


Although characteristics of academic lectures in English-medium instruction (EMI) are well-documented within the framework of the functional and/or corpus-based approach, they have not been studied in terms of how they are affected by the classroom context; therefore, our study explores how similarly and/or differently instructors deliver their EMI lectures, considering the environment each instructor is put in. We video-recorded the lectures of three content professors for a total of about 180 minutes while observing and taking field notes of each class. We applied thematic analysis with no pre-determined framework and divided each instructor’s discourse into several categories in an inductive way. Our findings show that the instructors’ speech rate and their discourse organization varied greatly depending on the overall context, and that no general discourse patterns were observed. We suggest that the characteristics of EMI lectures be identified not only linguistically but also holistically, considering the classroom context.

ホスト出版物のタイトルEnglish as a Lingua Franca in Japan
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルTowards Multilingual Practices
出版社Springer International Publishing
出版ステータスPublished - 2019 1月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 人文科学(全般)
  • 社会科学(全般)


「Analyzing discourse in EMI courses from an ELF perspective」の研究トピックを掘り下げます。これらがまとまってユニークなフィンガープリントを構成します。