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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(46) Challenging the stereotypes of correct usage in connection with English lingua franca (ELF) can be healthy, as certain aspects of idiomaticity are difficult to master for E2 speakers; the role of such culturally loaded vocabulary items and idioms can be questioned in an international language.
'Lingua Franca' was chosen out of 900 submissions, Malimas pointed out.
We must recognize the use and value of the regional lingua franca but it is important that we have to develop and use the national lingua franca to unite us as a people, and as one country.
The concept of an original Uralic lingua franca is obviously very appealing and, as A.
English is the world's lingua franca and ELP is a vital asset for international military, corporate, and government leaders.
Otherwise, most of what fills the commentary track is the lingua franca of production: location hardships, numbers of takes, and lots of sighing over the wardrobe that got away: "Hey, what happened to that jacket?" We do see an alternate ending in which the car falls slo-mo down the canyon, but Scott's commentary on this footage won't spark any revisionist readings.
The idea is to create a digital lingua franca then use that single language to connect business operations over the Web.
Although English is the offical language, Afrikaans is still the lingua franca among many Namibians.
It reads and writes XML (eXtensible Markup Language, the lingua franca for exchanging digital information) [See story on XML, page 7.].
The article describes the origins of HTML, the Hypertext Markup Language, currently the lingua franca of the Web that originated with SGML, the Standard Generalized Markup Language.
Just as English is the universal language of commercial pilots, so XBRL soon will be the lingua franca for all business reporting--from issuing financial statements to banks and shareholders to filing 10-Ks with the SEC or uploading business information onto a Web site.