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“It also incorporates the supra linguistic objectives of state curricula which acknowledge or even promote the aspiration towards national identity in a economic, political, professional, digital (etc) community where the lingua franca is English.”
“The promulgation of English as the world's "lingua franca" is impractical and linguistically undemocratic.”
“These days the most obvious use of a lingua franca is English, spread around the globe through British imperialist ventures and having been promoted even more due to the economic, cultural, and political influence of several English-speaking nations.”
“Hasn't the EU given up on centralising powers now the new lingua franca is English?”
“They can be any age, any sex and hail from Manchester to Moscow - although the site's lingua franca is English.”
“The Gebbers packing house is the center of this company town, amid more than 5,000 acres of well-tended orchards, where the lingua franca is Spanish.”
“Generations of Westmounters have been raised from childhood to adultery in an English-only community, but a recent observation that French has all but overtaken English as the lingo franca of Westmount should come as little surprise to anyone who has studied the names in the Exanimer's monthly list of real estate transfers.”
“Attic formed the basis of a lingua franca, that is, a mixture of several dialects to facilitate communication between different parts of the Greek world and for use as a unified standard in foreign commerce and diplomacy.”
“An entirely different situation occurs with another lingua franca, one that also employs words from Indo-European languages but whose core is non-Indo-European: Swahili.”
“But even as these languages arose—at first they were only spoken, but beginning with French in the ninth century, they were written as well—Latin remained a living lingua franca used by special groups among speakers of the new Romance languages.”
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