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English as a Lingua Franca

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Transcript of English as a Lingua Franca

English as a Lingua Franca
SOLUTION
Machine Translation
Problems with English as a Lingua Franca
English used around the world
90% of Secondary schools in Europe are learning English as their first language.
(Doughty, 2013, para. 7)
New forms and functions across the world
(Breiteneder, 2009, p. 256)
There is a direct correlation between English and globalization.
(Mydans, 2007, para. 25)
What is a "Lingua Franca"?
"...it is 'a 'contact language' between persons who share neither a common native tongue nor a common (national) culture..."
(Seidlhofer, 2005, p. 339)
By: Club Young--Michael Miller, Julie Stutsman, Ryan McFadden, Saja Al Weshahi
"one out of four users of English in the world is a native speaker of the language"
(Seidlhofer, 2005, p. 339)
(OUlearn, 2011)
Linguistic gap would develop...
Other languages may fade out
Not enough freedom to express feelings
(Lexcode, 2006, para. 9)
Stake Holders
Every generation
Businesses
Diplomats/Politicians
Current machine translation technology is limited and can only convey the gist of what the user is attempting to communicate
Non-English Speakers would not be required to learn English and may communicate with each other in their native toungue
People will not be rendered unequal as a result of language differences
(Cribb, 2000, p. 560-569)
http://41341.activeboard.com/t11635794/english-should-definitely-not-be-the-common-global-language/
Conclusion
The use of English around the world is becoming more prominent
Machine Translation can be a great alternative to learning a language in the classroom
Use of Technology
Price of using machine translation
SIMPLE FORMULA
"Lingua Franca" is another term for a Global Language
Many people are affected by the fact that English may take over other languages
References
Erfan15. (2007, May 9). English should definitely not be the common global language [Blog]. Retrieved December 1, 2013 from http://www.activeboard.com: http://41341.activeboard.com/t11635794/english-should-definitely-not-be-the-common-global-language/.

English language. (2013). In Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/188048/English-language

Google. (2010, July 9). Inside google translate. Retrieved December 2 2013 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GdSC1ZKzs

Doughty, S. (2013, September 27). English is the lingua franca of Europeans as two thirds speak the language which has squeezed out all its rivals. Retrieved October 26, 2013 from www.dailymail.co.uk. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2436051/English-lingua-franca-Europeans-thirds-speak-language-squeezed-rivals.html.

Lingua franca. (n.d.) in Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary. Retrieved from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictinoary/lingua%20franca

Mydans, S. (2007, April 9). Across cultures, English is the word. Retrieved October 24, 2013 from The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/09/world/asia/09iht-englede.1.5198685.html?pagewanted=all

Seidlhofer, B. (2005). Key concepts in elt: English as a linga franca. ELT Journal, Vol. 29 (Issue 4). 339-340. Doi: 10. 1093.
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