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Lingua Franca

Lingua Franca is a pidgin, a trade language used by numerous language communities around the Mediterranean, to communicate with others whose language they did not speak. It is, in fact, the mother of all pidgins, seemingly in use since the Middle Ages and surviving until the nineteenth century, when it disappeared with hardly a trace, probably under the onslaught of the triumphant French language, leaving only a few anecdotal quotations in the writings of travelers or observers, an imperfect French/Lingua...

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English as a Lingua Franca

English as a lingua franca I am going to tell you something about English as a lingua franca. I will be talking about 3 different subjects concerning English as a lingua franca and a lingua franca in common. First of all I will tell you something about the purpose of a lingua franca, or in other words; What is a lingua franca. Secondly I will give some reasons why a lingua franca should be or might be introduced. Then last but not least I will mention some of the problem which might occur when you’re...

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Research into lingua franca

Asian Students, Critical Thinking and English as an Academic Lingua Franca, This research was conducted by Michael Paton PHD of the University of Sydney. The abstract of this research was to compare the critical thinking of students from Asian countries in comparison to those of Western countries. Many experts such as Kutleieh and Egege (2003). Atkinson (2007) have argued that Asian Critical thinking skills are not compatible with learning in an English native speaking country. In contrast other...

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Why English as a Lingua Franca

Why English as a Lingua Franca? Manfred Görlach, a linguist from Germany, says that structure and lexicon are important items in a language. The simpler the structure the more people like to use the language. Compared to Latin, for instance, English is much simpler. Latin has accusative, dative, genitive, feminine, masculine, or neuter, but English does not have such features. Moreover, the more vocabulary a language has the better the language. It means that the language is flexible with any other...

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English as the Lingua Franca

Title: English as the lingua franca Translation involves the very idea of transformation of thoughts into language which is the most unifying factor among human communities. In our multilingual, multicultural, transnational world, therefore, there is a need of a common global lingual space. English, being the globally acknowledged language is often associated with certain hegemonic domination over other indigenous languages of the world. Though there were some issues of power struggles and politics...

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English as Lingua Franca

ENGLISH AS LINGUA FRANCA Do you know that of all the languages in the world, English is the most entertaining and pleasurable language? The amusement of English expounds why we park our car on the driveway and drive our car on the parkway. When we explore in more detail of its paradoxes, we may later discover that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor it is a pig. If we hurled back, English has been widely dispersed around the...

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English as a Lingua Franca

 English as a Lingua Franca. Who owns English today? Pavlína Bílá Semester: 1 Academic Year: 2013 The role of English language has already achieved not only the position as a native language, but it has also gained the status of global lingua franca and its power is growing day by day. With today globalized world, modern internet era, huge expansion of tourism and international trade in all over the world, it has appeared the need for common language which...

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Pros and cons of English being the international lingua franca

international lingua franca English speakers in the world including those who are in the inner circle, outer circle and expanding circle had reached to 380 millions of people since 2001. The finding shows how influential English Language is. Gradually, English become the international lingua franca, “utilized outside of the country or countries of its origin.”( Subject Area - English Language Essays) The Lingua Franca There are both pros and cons of English becoming the international lingua franca. ...

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English as a Lingua Franca and Some Implications for English Teachers

ENGLISH AS A LINGUA FRANCA AND SOME IMPLICATIONS FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS Penny Ur TESOL France Colloquium 2009 Initial Concepts and Assumptions Probably between two and three billion people speak English. These may be defined according to Kachru’s three circles: inner, outer, expanding (Kachru, 1992). expanding circle outer circle inner circle Kachru, 1985 Probably between two and three billion people speak English. These may be divided into Kachru’s three circles: inner, outer...

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Describe Concepts of Dialect, Context of Situation, Native Speaker and Lingua Franca

From the list of concepts stated above, I have chosen to describe the concepts of dialect, context of situation, native speaker and lingua franca with regards to the local context in my discussion. Dialect In Singapore, the racial groups are categorized into their ‘dialect groups’, meaning their ‘ethnic’ groups. It is stated that “every Singaporean has an officially allocated ‘dialect group’ which normally corresponds to the paternal ancestral language, but does not necessarily to anything in the...

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