English as an academic lingua franca

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Title: English as an academic lingua franca
Authors: Faber, Pamela
Keywords: English language | International language | Communication | Lingua franca | Plurilingualism | Europe
Knowledge Area: Filología Inglesa
Issue Date: Nov-2010
Publisher: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Filología Inglesa
Citation: FABER, Pamela. “English as an academic lingua franca”. Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses. No. 23 (Nov. 2010). ISSN 0214-4808, pp. 19-32
Abstract: In today’s world, the European Union is searching for a delicate balance between linguistic integration and diversity. Thanks to international knowledge transmission and exchange as well as co-operation and mobility beyond national boundaries, English has now become the preferred option for linguistic unity. It is a language that allows native speakers of different languages to communicate. However, the use of English as a lingua franca should not (and does not) threaten plurilingualism in Europe, as reflected in the many national languages in Europe and the relatively peaceful coexistence of national and minority languages in many European countries. In fact, English, as used for international communication purposes, complements and supplements national languages.
Sponsor: This research has been carried out in project FFI2008-06080-C03-01/FILO, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/17421 | http://dx.doi.org/10.14198/raei.2010.23.02
ISSN: 0214-4808 | 2171-861X (Internet)
DOI: 10.14198/raei.2010.23.02
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer Review: si
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