English as a lingua franca

Dan Goodman dsgood at VISI.COM
Sat Apr 28 02:21:13 UTC 2001

In India, I believe, English is well-established as a lingua franca.  A
nonexpert reading of The Times of India shows that Indian English isn't
exactly identical with British or American English.

And it has been used as a lingua franca among immigrants in parts of
the US.

As for use in Europe -- I would like to see the English used in youth
hostels and other places where backpackers congregate studied.
Dan Goodman
dsgood at visi.com
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