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  1. Jan 26, 2019 · English, being the first world language, is said to be the first global lingua franca and it is the most widely used language in the world in international trade, diplomacy, mass entertainment ...

  2. Feb 13, 2019 · Global English, World English, and the Rise of English as a Lingua Franca. In Shakespeare 's time, the number of English speakers in the world is thought to have been between five and seven million. According to linguist David Crystal, "Between the end of the reign of Elizabeth I (1603) and the beginning of the reign of Elizabeth II (1952 ...

  3. Jul 14, 2013 · Decades back, Nazis and Soviets also condemned this lingual imperialism declaring English the language of world capitalism. Socio-psychologically speaking, languages have always been inseparably ...

  4. Mar 07, 2017 · To make the new Silk Road effective, China and Europe need to develop a common “lingua franca” so that companies can operate easily and safely in both regions.

  5. Mar 16, 2017 · Research shows a direct correlation between the English skills of a population and the economic performance of the country. Indicators like gross national income (GNI) and GDP go up. In our latest edition of the EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI), the largest ranking of English skills by country, we found that in almost every one of the 60 ...

  6. Prefacetothesecondedition fosterlinguisticchangehasformedmuchofthesubject-matterof sociolinguisticsanddialectology;buthere,too,thereisasyetlittle

  7. Mar 13, 2018 · Most of these journals are excluded from prestigious journal indexes, thus perpetuating the ideology that English is the global academic lingua franca. The pressure to publish in journals listed in prestigious indexes has become a global trend, most recently reaching Latin America and Africa.