English as a lingua franca has gradually been established as the main term of what earlier was referred to, and occasionally still is, as english as an international language , english as a global language , or english as a world language (seidlhofer 2004: 210. A lingua franca is a language or mixture of languages used as a medium of communication by people whose native languages are different also known as a trade language, contact language, international language, and global language the term english as a lingua franca (elf) refers to the teaching. The function of english as a lingua franca for communication needs rethinking in the teaching of english as a foreign language classroom as a consequence of globalisation the present contribution is. The term english as a lingua franca (elf) refers to the teaching, learning, and use of the english language as a common means of communication (or contact language) for speakers of different native languages. The uk’s departure from the european union will erode the status of english in eu institutions to the benefit of french and german, with the bloc’s executive arm already moving to ditch.
English as a lingua franca, since the current surge of research activity is expanding our understanding of elf in use—its processes, practices, and linguistic features. For example, english is a vernacular in the united kingdom but is used as a lingua franca in the philippines russian , mandarin chinese , arabic , spanish , portuguese , and french serve a similar purpose as industrial/educational lingua francas in many areas. Specifically, its rapidly-growing dominance as the world’s main lingua franca is leading both to an increasing diversity in the way the language is spoken, and to corresponding attempts to. This chapter proposes two alternative models for assessing english as a lingua franca (elf) tests based on the first model resemble existing approaches to assessing english as a foreign language offered by such tests as toefl, and ielts.
English as a lingua franca (elf) is the use of the english language as a common means of communication for speakers of different first languages elf is also defined functionally by its use in intercultural communication rather than formally by its reference to native-speaker norms. However, “english as a lingua franca” is sometimes used restrictively, to describe communication in english among people for whom english is not the native language (eg, firth 1996, pakir 2009, prodromou, 2008) when elf is used in such a restricted sense, it usually is seen as a special case of english as an international language, which. Abstract abstract: the phenomenon of english as a lingua franca (elf) has become the subject of considerable debate during the past few years what emerges from much of the discussion, however, is that there seems to be a good deal of uncertainty as to what, precisely, elf actually is, and how it relates to the much more firmly established field of world englishes (we. The journal of english as a lingua franca (jelf) is the first journal to be devoted to the rapidly-growing phenomenon of english as a lingua francathe articles and other features explore this global phenomenon from a wide number of perspectives, including linguistic, sociolinguistic, socio-psychological, and political, in a diverse range of settings where english is the common language of choice.
The english language is taught and spoken around the world, encouraging many to promote the concept of english as a lingua franca (elf), a more-or-less universal language that can be used as a means of communication among people of different linguistic backgrounds. Global english and english as a lingua franca (elf): implications for the interpreting profession abstract the unprecedented global spread of english as a lingua franca is a recent phenomenon that poses a challenge to the age-old craft of interpreting what little research has so far been. Currently business english’s position as a lingua franca is upheld by the economic might of the united states and britain however, the influence of the two economic powers has recently been shaken by the banking crisis and the consequent economic downturn.
World englishes and english as a lingua franca the importance of english as a global language has manifested itself in two primary ways first, many regions around the world use their own variations of english called “world englishes. The term lingua franca was first coined in the beginning of the 17th century by the italians at that time, it represented a conglomeration of mostly italian, with a smattering of french, portuguese, spanish, turkish, greek, and arabic, and was used primarily as the language of commerce. The main language used as lingua franca in the boards is english english is in 85% of 12500 international boards english is in 85% of 12500 international boards all t diplomats and whosoever is connected to diplomatic affair s must master english.
Topic: should english remain the “lingua franca” undoubtedly, english is currently a universal language, understood by scientists and educated people it is also the language of film, television, pop music, and the world of computing. English tends to be the lingua franca in conversations between educated people not sharing the same language from cambridge english corpus it is of paramount importance, when constructing parameters for a lingua franca , that all of the speakers of the language are on equal footing. 1) having a global lingua franca benefits the world 2) some argue that indigenous languages flourish alongside english as a lingua franca, and influence it 3) the teaching of english as a second language is not imposed but lead by other countries - advantageous, not oppressive.