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0. Course introduction 2016

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Agurtzane Elordui

on 14 September 2016

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Globalization of language
Before watching
- What advantages might there be to having a global language?
As you viewing
Next steps
Before watching
- What problems might arise?

What is a 'lingua franca'?

List the factors that have made English a powerful language.

The influence on English: Global English/es?
Prof. Crystal says that in order for English to be replaced as the global language another culture must become powerful in a 'political, military, cultural and economic sense'. He foretells possible scenarios in which this might occur. Spanish is one of them.

- You might have imagined that 'lingua franca' originally referred to Spanish.

Undertake some research into Spanish as a global language in media and how it helped the spread of trade and ideas.

Create a presentation that will share your findings with the rest of the class.

Oral Presentation:

1. Topic of research
2. Steps in your research
3. Sources of information
3. Relevant results
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