Should the world rely on english as a lingua franca pierre frath cirlep, department of english , université de reims champagne-ardenne (france) [email protected] abstract english has become a global lingua franca , a unique linguistic situation in world history. 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. French is currently ranked sixth among world languages, after mandarin chinese, english, spanish, hindi and arabic but it is gaining speakers quickly and, the study reports, will be spoken by 750. Lingua franca however, global citizens who have become used to communicating with one another in english as the lingua franca might wish to keep an eye on the future: chinese language influence is on the march and could very well overtake english as the main language of communicating across linguistic borders. In the article should the world rely on english as a lingua franca they state that english has, in effect of their supremacy, become the international language of science and technology, commerce and diplomacy, tourism and travel.
A world in which esperanto became the lingua franca would just impose the same heavy implicit penalty imposed presently on non-english speakers to english speakers how it is 5 to 10 times easier to learn and does not given anyone a cultural dominance. Making english as lingua franca only makes some problems like threaten the existence of the local language but only learn and use that as second or foreign language can conserve the existence of local language that make the world rich of language but it does not mean english should be lingua franca in a country. What about the fact that english as a lingua franca is quite different to the english as used by native speakers there are now more people who speak english as a second language than as a first so the need for a more flexible language is necessary. Teachers and learners, with a model that places the fully competent speaker of english as a lingua franca in the center, with graduating rather than clearly delineated outer rings of proficient, less proficient and limited speakers (after rajadurai, 2005.
This feature is not available right now please try again later. We begin by considering how the recent phenomenon of english as a lingua franca (henceforth elf) fits in with the older notion of lingua francas in general as well as with older versions of elf. The english language:the lingua franca of international science, the scientist magazine,1989, 3(10):12, 15 may 1989 the triumph of english: a world empire byother means, the economist , 20 december 2001. The second drawback of english being the international lingua franca is that the dominance of the english language proposes a threat to our own language taking hong kong as an example, english is set to be the second language here, abilities of english usually come first than chinese. Learning english as a lingua franca (elf) involves approaching the language as a tongue shared by non-native speakers around the world rather than as a lingo that must be mastered to native.
French, on the other hand, once considered a lingua franca, will see its status as a world language continue to slide although english will escalate in popularity, english language teachers will likely be out of a job by 2050, when so many people will be able to speak english, that teaching it will become almost redundant. 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. The lingua franca role of english, coupled with its status as the official language of asean, has important implications for language policy and language education these include the relationship between english, the respective national languages of asean and thousands of local languages. 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.
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. 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. In his book, teaching the pronunciation of english as a lingua franca, r walker suggests using interviews with non-native internationally known figures, such as football managers, or using clips from news websites from around the world.
The rise of english as a world-wide lingua franca can be attributed to one key fact - the united kingdom and the united states being the successive global super powers this is the current scope of english throughout the world. As a result, the function of english as an international tool or as a lingua franca (elf) for communication needs rethinking in the english as a foreign language (efl) classroom. This volume examines the role of english as a lingua franca (elf) in education in europe following the implementation of the bologna process, english has assumed a central role in european education offering institutions the opportunity to cater to the needs of an internationalized student body and increase their competitiveness. Caused the emergence of english as a global lingua franca with this target of research, the history of english is depicted to understand the spread of english around the globe.
Should the world rely on english as a lingua franca pierre frath cirlep, department of english, université de reims champagne-ardenne (france) [email protected] abstract english has become a global lingua franca, a unique linguistic situation in world history. 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 everywhere on the planet, humans know at least a few words. If english is indeed a lingua franca, then it should be possible to describe it as such without prejudice and that may well be the biggest challenge for elfe in the 21st century topics.
English has increasing dominance as a lingua franca and its spread has major political, economic and cultural implications from the outset, the conference provided a forum for frank and robust debate about the role english plays in how universities respond to the increasingly global context in which they operate. English as lingua franca as we know that today, english has become a global language as far as i know, most of countries around the world, include indonesia, are using this language, whether in communication, in procedure of import products, in science and economic terms, in internet dominant language, etc.