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ERIC Number: EJ679577
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-1360-6441
English as a Lingua Franca: A Threat to Multilingualism?
House, Juliane
Journal of Sociolinguistics, v7 n4 p556-78 Nov 2003
Argues against the widespread assumption that the English language in its role as lingua franca is a serious threat to national languages and to multilingualism. Supports this argument by making a distinction between "languages for communication" and "languages for identification." (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Note: Special issue: Sociolinguistics and Globalisation.