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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Finding 2, which found a higher prevalence of lingua-franca editorial board members among journals of higher internationalization, is consistent with Meneghini's (2013) recommendations.
While there will always be journals that will publish descriptive/summary reviews, there are many more that will publish data-driven/empirical reports, especially in the lingua-franca market.
In this aspect, the study confirms several of their ideas (lingua-franca editorial board; lead author lingua-franca institution) as extremely viable; and concludes that one (English-language text) must be refined and more thought out.