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      • English as the Global Lingua Franca (EGLF) has become a means of universal communication not only between the native speakers of English and speakers of English as the second language, but also between people with different native languages. In spite of interest in the nature of global English and the changes that must be made in teaching ...
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  2. the history, evolution of English and its impact on other languages leads us to sketch out a prospective future of it as a global lingua franca. Keywords—English, global lingua franca, history, evolution, simultaneous. I. PREAMBLE VERY languages on the globe is found going through a perpetual process of evolution or devolution. The

  3. 2. English as a global lingua franca: A threat to multilingual communication or a blessing for global communication? One of the strongest stances opposing the use of ELF is the promotion of ‘linguistic human rights’, coupled with the idea that, if these rights are denied, many languages are doomed to die (cf. Phillipson Reference Phillipson 2009).

    • Juliane House
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  4. English is unique in that it is the first truly global lingua franca. No other language has ever enjoyed the same degree of reach and assimilation. Almost sixty sovereign states designate English as one of their official languages and it’s the most studied language in the world.

  5. English as a lingua franca (ELF) is the use of the English language "as a global means of inter-community communication" (Seidlhofer 2016: 20) and can be understood as "any use of English among speakers of different first languages for whom English is the communicative medium of choice and often the only option" (Seidlhofer 2011: 7).

  6. Apr 11, 2018 · English as a lingua franca is today used in many domains across many different ethnic groups, nation states and regions, and it is steadily becoming more important as a default language in many parts of Asia. As a lingua franca, English is also the first truly global language in history.

    • Juliane House
    • Hamburg
    • 2018
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