Wednesday 19 September 2012

The Secret of getting ahead is getting started. (Agatha Christie)

Have a look at the following entries: 
  • English is the International Language and Lingua Franca spoken by over 1 billion people
  • The Many, Many, Many Mispronunciations
on my colleague's blog here and have a go at both parts of the accompanying worksheet. Just one question from an unknown source and myself : if English is supposed to be the lingua franca, how come there's no word in English for lingua franca?

1 comment:

nina said...

The name "lingua franca" in Latin literally means "Frankish language," (West Germanic language) and has come to mean any language used by speakers of different languages to communicate with one another. How about the more English sounding: bridge language or working language or vehicular language?