The ELF in TIGs (English as a lingua franca in Transient International Groups) project has the aim of establishing a comprehensive conceptual, methodological and descriptive framework for the systematic investigation of how communication evolves in transient lingua franca contexts. For this purpose, the project develops a micro-diachronic approach for the analysis of (spoken) interaction in order to provide more detailed empirical descriptions of how language changes in real-time interactions.
VOICE CLARIAH is an interdisciplinary digital humanities project between the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna and the Austrian Centre of Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. This project will ensure the long-term availability of VOICE (Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English) as an online resource for research on English as a lingua franca for scholars and university students worldwide.
Between 2005 and 2011, I was part of the research team who built the Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English (VOICE), a one-million word corpus of spoken English as a lingua franca (ELF) interactions. Since its first release in 2009, VOICE has been used as an open-access resource by thousands of scholars for research and teaching worldwide.