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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When, around 2050, China displaces the USA as the world's premier economy, English is likely to give way to mandarin as the world's new lingua franca.
Lingua Franca is not a product of legislation but a natural response and result for the need for communication.
Being free from the need to create expressive exaggerations, the Lingua Franca Ensemble leads the audience on an emotional journey, offering euphoria.
Lingua Franca engaged architectural firm Laurence Ferar and Associates of Portland, Ore.
However, as English became a de facto lingua franca for international communication, there was an increasing trend to question the ownership of the English language.
English is often referred to as a 'world language', or the lingua franca (bridge language or common language used by speakers of different languages) of the modern era because it is widely spoken.
She covers language regulation, previous research on English as a lingua franca and language regulation, exploring an academic English-as-a-lingua-franca setting in Finland: the research site and methodology, language-regulation practices, interview accounts: perceptions of English and its regulation, and comparisons: the construction of living norms.
That means with the departure of the UK, English - the most widely used lingua franca in the EU's institutions - might be an endangered species.
LINGUA FRANCA by William Thacker, Legend Press, priced PS8.
LINGUA FRANCA BY WILLIAM THACKER (Legend Press, paperback PS8.
Lingua franca is a third or link language that is understood by two parties who speak different languages.