Lingua franca

Lingua franca, Languages used to facilitate trade between groups without a common native language.

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A lingua franca ( (listen); lit. 'Frankish tongue'; for plurals see § Usage notes), also known as a bridge language, common language, trade language, auxiliary language, vehicular language, or link language, is a language or dialect systematically used to make communication possible between groups of people who do not share a native language or dialect, particularly when it is a third language that is distinct from both of the speakers' native languages.Lingua francas have developed around the world throughout human history, sometimes for commercial reasons (so-called "trade languages" facilitated trade), but also for cultural, religious, diplomatic and administrative convenience, and as a means of exchanging information between scientists and other scholars of different nationalities. The term is taken from the medieval Mediterranean Lingua Franca, an Italian-based pidgin language used especially by traders as a lingua franca in the Mediterranean Basin from the 11th to the 19th century. A world language – a language spoken internationally and by many people – is a language that may function as a global lingua franca. Characteristics A lingua franca is any language used for communication between people who do not share a native language. It can refer to mixed languages such as pidgins and creoles used for communication between language groups.

English as a lingua franca
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English as a lingua franca ... English as a lingua franca (ELF) is the use of the English language "as a global means of inter-community communication" (Seidlhofer 2016: 20) and can...

List of lingua francas
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List of lingua francas ... This is a list of lingua francas. A lingua franca is a language systematically used to make communication possible between people not sharing a first...

Mediterranean Lingua Franca
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Mediterranean Lingua Franca ... Mediterranean Lingua Franca or Sabir was a pidgin language used as a lingua franca in the Mediterranean Basin from the 11th to the 19th centuries. Lingua franca means...

Lingua Franca (film)
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Lingua Franca (film) ... Lingua Franca is a 2019 drama film written and directed by Isabel Sandoval. The film stars Sandoval, Lynn Cohen, Eamon Farren, Lev Gorn, and Ivory Aquino...

Lingua franca (disambiguation)
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Lingua franca (disambiguation) ... A lingua franca is a language used for communication between speakers of different languages. Lingua Franca or lingua franca may also refer to: Mediterranean...

Lingua Franca (magazine)
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Lingua Franca (magazine) ... Lingua Franca was an American magazine about intellectual and literary life in academia. The magazine was founded in 1990 by Jeffrey Kittay, an editor...

Lingua Franca Nova
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Lingua Franca Nova ... Lingua Franca Nova (pronounced ['liŋɡwa 'fraŋka 'nova], abbreviated as LFN, and called elefen by many of its users) is an auxiliary constructed language...

Vernacular
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Vernacular ... language, such as national, literary, liturgical or scientific idiom, or a lingua franca, used to facilitate communication across a large area. According to...

Italian language
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Italian language ... Italian is the main working language of the Holy See, serving as the lingua franca (common language) in the Roman Catholic hierarchy as well as the official...

Languages of Indonesia
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Languages of Indonesia ... regional lingua francas, foreign and additional languages, heritage languages, languages in the religious domain, English as a lingua franca, and sign...

International auxiliary language
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English language in Europe
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Mandarin (late imperial lingua franca)
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International English
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Languages of Europe
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Hindi
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Aramaic
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World language
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Classical language
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