1° the origin of lingua franca:
• The term of lingua franca is an Italian term, having an Italian origin that
translates to language of the franks (Frank, member of a Germanic-speaking
people who invaded the western Roman Empire in the 5th century. Dominating
present-day northern France, Belgium, and western Germany, the Franks
established the most powerful Christian kingdom of early medieval western
Europe. The name France (Francia) is derived from their name). it refers to the
mixture between two languages ( Italian and Occitan, Occitan language, also
called Languedoc, or Provençal, a Romance language spoken by about 1,500,000
people in southern France. All Occitan speakers use French as their official and
cultural language, but Occitan dialects are used for everyday purposes and show
no signs of extinction. The name Occitan is derived from the geographical name
• It helps to settle a contact language for commercial and economical purposes
that allows communication.
• Middle Ages and described a language created as a combination of French and
Italian that was developed by the Crusaders and tradesmen in the
2°lingua franca definition
• Is a language often used as a medium of
communication between people who speak mutually
unintelligible languages ( ambiguous)
• It signifies two things: A Lingua Franca (or working
language, bridge language, vehicular language) is a
language systematically used for communication,
possibly among people who do not share a common
language. Generally, a lingua franca is a third
language that is distinct from a native or mother
language. On the other hand, when two people
communicate with each other, they can choose a
different language out of their native one as their
lingua franca among their conversations.
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4° lingua Franca and pidgins are
probably the same
• At first, the language was considered a
pidgin as it consisted of simplified nouns,
verbs, and adjectives from both languages.
Over time the language developed into an
early version of today’s Romance languages.
3°why do we need a lingua franca
• During the AGE of EXPLORATION,
• lingua francas also played an enormous
• role to conduct trade and other important
• communications among European
• explorers. For instance, Portuguese was
• the lingua franca of diplomatic and trade
• relations in areas like coastal Africa,
• portions of India, and even Japan. Malay became the lingua
franca of Southeast Asia
• that the Arab and Chinese merchants used for communication
among the native
• peoples in this continent. Even the Dutch and British spoke Malay
–the lingua franca
• during their international trading
The lingua franca of today
• 4. TODAY, lingua francas play an important role in global
communication as well.
• The United Nations defines its official languages as
• Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.
• The most obvious current lingua franca is ENGLISH
• language, which becomes an official language of
• international business, science, technology, and aviation.
• There are many other lingual francas along with the
• multilingual places like Asia and Africa define several
unofficial lingua francas to
• facilitate easier communication between ethnic groups
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