English as Lingua Franca
Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
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The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics
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Meierkord, C. 2012. English as Lingua Franca. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .
- Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
As Bolton (2000, p. 265) points out, “Today it is something of a cliche that English is a global language.” As such, English is no longer used primarily by speakers for whom English is a native or first language (L1).
- intercultural communication;
- World Englishes;
- lingua francas;
- sociocultural language studies