Lingua Franca

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‘Lingua Franca’ is the language that most people speak and communicate around the world and this helps people from all around the world to understand each other concept or ideas. Nowadays, economy is everything for us, and the only way to improve the power of a country is to increase their economic. And the only way to improve the economy is doing business, the basics need in doing business is to communicate and understand each other during the process. The simplest example is company X need to understand what company Y needs in order to do a business successfully. Therefore economic factor may really determine the future lingua franca.

As a lingua franca is acting as a global language, it means it is the common language that enables people from different backgrounds and ethnicities to communicate on a more or less equitable basis. The lingua franca helps in developing with the view in mind that a single world language would automatically lead to world peace and unity. And the influence of any language to be a lingua franca has three main things: the number of countries using it as their first language or mother-tongue, the number of countries adopting it as their official language, and the number of countries teaching it as their foreign language of choice in schools. In other words English is the lingua franca now because almost the whole world is using it now. (English as a global language, n.d.)

In the past century, the country that creates a powerful economy kingdom is America and English become our lingua franca because it is being spoken by most American. And the reason it become the world's largest economy so far because it is a vast country with a large population, good transportation and communication networks and abundant natural resources. The United States has already been more prosperous than China and Japan since World War II because all these…...

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