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
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.
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.
This is non-negotiable; English is the lingua franca
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.
by William Thacker, Legend Press, priced PS8.
BY WILLIAM THACKER (Legend Press, paperback PS8.
is a third or link language that is understood by two parties who speak different languages.