Novel Challenges for Discourse Analysis: Cross-Linguistic and Cross-Cultural Perspectives


  • Frančiška Lipovšek University of Ljubljana
  • Gašper Ilc University of Ljubljana



(critical) discourse analysis, text linguistics, English as a lingua franca (ELF)


The special issue of ELOPE (Vol. 20, No 1 2023), guest edited by Frančiška Lipovšek and Gašper Ilc, presents a collection of six research papers focussing on the application of discourse analysis to analyze various texts produced in the ELF context.


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29. 06. 2023

How to Cite

Lipovšek, F., & Ilc, G. (2023). Novel Challenges for Discourse Analysis: Cross-Linguistic and Cross-Cultural Perspectives. ELOPE: English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries, 20(1), 9-12.

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