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By Pietro Luigi Iaia

This booklet examines the English lingua-franca (ELF) makes use of in a corpus of on-line and scripted video-game interactions. whereas study usually explores the playful and technological elements of computer-mediated conversation, this examine specializes in the recommendations of cooperation, language simplification and authentication, lexical creativity and that means negotiation which are regularly activated in the «community of perform of avid gamers» to facilitate cross-cultural conversations. The scripted exchanges, as a substitute, are tested via the ALFA version (Analysis of Lingua Franca in Audiovisual texts), that is devised to investigate into the level to which the non-native individuals’ language diversifications are a part of the multimodal actualisation of the cognitive build of «non-native speakers», to which authors inn so one can advised particular reactions at the a part of the receivers. ultimately, because the contributors’ turns in either on-line and scripted interactions are visually represented as written messages on monitor, this study additionally contributes to the advance of the outline of written ELF adaptations, thus far now not completely explored within the literature.

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Players tend to identify themselves with the avatars on screen, as confirmed by the fact that they usually resort to “I” when describing their actions (Cogburn / Silcox 2009). At the same time, their personal perception of what they are experiencing (from the ludic and cognitive perspectives, when they inhabit the virtual spaces) is explained in terms of personal interpretation (Tu 2001), or “telepresence” (Klastrup 2003: 295). The latter, which defines the integration between individual identities and technology, or “the extent to which one feels present in the mediated environment” (Steuer 1992: 76), helps to determine how much “reality” is perceived when populating virtual worlds, according to some features such as “vividness” and “interactivity” (cf.

Notice, in this sense, the alternation between “i” and “I” in the third and eighth lines of (2), according to which it is possible to surmise that S1 resorts to the standard form of the subject pronoun due to how fast s/he is typing his/her messages. The subject pronoun is not the only element that illustrates this particular, apparently incoherent, attitude: the same can be said about the adjective “German”, which is written with the capital “g” by S1, but not by the other participants. Finally, the high level of cooperation between speakers is also confirmed by the fact that when a new player joins the clan, the existing 53 members ask him/her to speak English, since S1 cannot understand German.

On the other hand, the US Model – proposed by a group of ethnometodologists (Firth 1957; Gumperz / Hymes 1964) – defines the turn-taking system, which represents when speakers may take the floor to convey their messages, as well as to answer or react to their interlocutors’ requests. The respect of the codified sequences of turns is one of the factors that exemplify that participants are mutually contributing to the activation of successful exchanges. Conversation Analysis is anyway criticised due to its procedure of data collection, which does not envisage the inclusion of the participants’ reflections on their uses of language.

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