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Lingua Franca and Language of Wider Communication

  1. Margie Berns

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0708

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Berns, M. 2012. Lingua Franca and Language of Wider Communication. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

Abstract

The potential uses of any particular language are manifold. These uses have been variously described in such terms as creative, administrative, instrumental, or interpersonal; as political or ideological; as rhetorical or symbolic.

Keywords:

  • sociolinguistics;
  • World Englishes;
  • lingua francas