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English is the world's lingua franca-the most widely spoken language in human history. And yet, as historian and linguist Nicholas Ostler persuasively argues. Deborah Cameron predicts an uncertain future for English. Modern lingua francas include French, German (the pre-eminent medium of scientific discourse until the Third English, he suggests, will be the last lingua franca. Special Issue: SYMPOSIUM ON CANADIAN ENGLISH STEFAN DOLLINGER and SANDRA CLARKE, Guest Editors. December
Nicholas Ostler: The Last Lingua Franca. English Until the Return of Babel. Article (PDF Available) in Language Policy 11(2) · May with Reads. The End of English as World Language? "The Last Lingua Franca: English Until the Return of Babel" by Nicholas Ostler (Walker & Company, ). ***. The Last Lingua Franca by Nicholas Ostler. In this provocative and persuasive new book, Nicholas Ostler challenges our assumption.
A review of Nicholas Ostler's book, The Last Lingua Franca, English Until the Return of Babel, by Tom Thompson. The Last Lingua Franca: English Until the Return of Babel, by Nicholas Ostler, Allen Lane RRP £20, pages. Nicholas Ostler, The last lingua franca: English until the return of Babel. New York: Walker, Pp. xx, Hb. $ - Volume 41 Issue 2.