Lingua Franca


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Lingua Franca

A language used when two or more speakers do not share a native language. A lingua franca is useful in international business, because participants may have different backgrounds. English and French are both examples of a lingua franca commonly used in business.
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of Vienna) analyzes the role of English as a lingua franca, an international language, in the classroom, taking as a case study an Austrian training program in hotel management, Applying a qualitative applied linguistic approach informed by ethnography, she views the participating students and teachers primarily as interlocutors who try to meet their interactional aims with the help of English as a language of communication, rather than as learners of English as a second or foreign language that they work to improve their skill with.
Maybe Esperanto becoming the lingua franca worldwide is our only solution.
During heyday of Soviet Union, Russian was the lingua franca from Prague to Hanoi.
In a response printed in Lingua Franca, the co-editors of Social Text passive-aggressively admitted that they "obviously.
This is the formal language of radical doubt, and such skepticism is also, of course, the lingua franca of our shattered century.
The topics include English versus national and local languages in developing countries, grassroots attitudes to English as a language for international development in Bangladesh, a sub-Sahara African case study showing how English-medium instruction and examining are related to social and economic development, constructing local voices through English as a lingua franca, and language policy in Singapore.
My book, The Lingua Franca of the Corporate Banker, is all about corporate jargon and includes a glossary of more than 500 expressions.
The three writers - Goodman, her sister Jenniphr (who also makes her feature directing debut with ``Tao'') and Duncan North (on whom the character of Dex is reportedly based) - know their town well, and that (generally) unpretentious intellectualism is the lingua franca of that art colonized community, even among its Frisbee-tossing, poker-playing set.
The expletive, on the other hand, was the vulgar underside of the superlative in Greenbergian patois, which was, in the period of his ascendancy, the lingua franca of art-world disputation.
This is the great lingua franca of the contemporary world.
English had been used by both sides as the lingua franca, but as mastery of English varied enormously in both companies, communication was plagued with misunderstandings.