ERIC Number: EJ679577
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
English as a Lingua Franca: A Threat to Multilingualism?
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
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue: Sociolinguistics and Globalisation.