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Books con argomento English Language Foreign Countries Lingua Francas English Language Variation
The Last Lingua Franca
edizioni St Martins Pr collana St Martins Pr (Hardcover) , 2010
A lingua franca, according to the American Heritage Dictionary, is a "language used as a medium of communication between peoples of different languages." English has become the world's lingua franca---the most widely spoken in human history. But its dominance has so far lasted no more than two centuries---far shorter...
Emergent Lingua Francas and World Orders
Chew Phyllis Ghim Lian
edizioni Taylor & Francis collana Taylor & Francis (Hardcover)
This book presents an alternative paradigm in understanding and appreciating World Englishes (WEs) in the wake of globalization and its accompanying shifting priorities in many dimensions of modern life, including the emergence of the English language as the dominant lingua franca (ELF). Chew argues that history is...