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  1. Historically, the essential factor for the establishment of a global language is that it is spoken by those who wield power. Latin was the lingua franca of its time, although it was only ever a minority language within the Roman Empire as a whole. Crucially, though, it was the language of the powerful leaders and administrators and of the Roman ...

  2. Nov 05, 2019 · Quartz is a guide to the new global economy for people in business who are excited by change. We cover business, economics, markets, finance, technology, science, design, and fashion.

  3. 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 ...

  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 13, 2018 · The use of English as a highly convenient means of international communication is not likely to change in the foreseeable future. The relative power and influence of the United States and Britain will continue to decline. This will not, however, make English less useful, in my view. It may just make the political argument against English less ...

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

  7. Apr 21, 2017 · April 21, 2017. 55 30972. It is estimated that at least two billion people throughout the world now speak English. Because of this, more international companies are choosing English as their language of business. Back in 2012, the Harvard Business Review reported how companies such as Airbus, Daimler-Chrysler, Renault, Samsung, SAP, Technicolor ...