Monthly Archives: January 2016

Bonifácio (2015) & Chini (2014)

I can’t believe I had not added these two dissertations by my colleagues at the Brazilian Air Force. Sorry, Élida and Marcia Rita, and congrats! You can download the dissertations in Portuguese from the website of the Research Group in Aviation English (Grupo de Estudos em Inglês … Continue reading

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Kim & Billington (2016)

Kim & Billington have just published a much needed article on pronunciation and comprehension in pilot-controller communication. I can’t wait to start reading it! 🙂   Kim, H., Billington, R. (2016). Pronunciation and comprehension in English as a Lingua Franca Communication: … Continue reading

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A whole book dedicated to Aviation English!

This month saw the release of a whole book dedicated to Aviation English exclusively.   Estival, D., Farris, C., & Molesworth, B (2016). Aviation English: A lingua franca for pilots and air traffic controllers (Routledge Research in English for Specific Purposes). London: Routledge. Then … Continue reading

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Prado’s Aviation English corpus study

For her Masters at one of Brazil’s leading universities, Malila Prado conducted a fascinating corpus study about pilot/controller communication. She compiled a corpus based on LiveATC’s Interesting recordings and investigated patterns with the most frequent lexical items. She also contrasted the grammar structures found in the … Continue reading

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