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Lingua Franca - Global English

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Michael Manhart

on 23 November 2017

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Lingua Franca - Global English
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Lingua Franca
: a language spoken between people with a different main language.

Global English / International English
: there are three main usages of English
1. the inner circle
[basically the countries having English as L1 (UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, ...]
2. the outer circle
[here English has official or historic status (Pakistan, India, Nigeria, ... mostly former Commonwealth countries)]
3. the expanded circle
[here English has no official role, but it is nonetheless important for business, tourism etc...]
(according to Braj Kachru)

Non-native (~983 Mio (2017)) speakers of English outnumbered the native speakers (~371 Mio - (2017)) of English by the factor three in the 21st century...
What's the most common language in the world?
David Crystal on English as a Global Language
Practice Phase
Now your task:
decide for one of your exotic hobbies
explain in very simple English what your hobby is, and what you do. (5 sentences)
record your explanation on: http://www.speakpipe.com/voice-recorder and mail the link to me michael.manhart@phsalzburg.at
How does it feel not to understand?
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