GERMAN AS A LINGUA FRANCA

@article{Darquennes2006GERMANAA,
  title={GERMAN AS A LINGUA FRANCA},
  author={Jeroen Darquennes and Peter Hans Nelde},
  journal={Annual Review of Applied Linguistics},
  year={2006},
  volume={26},
  pages={61 - 77}
}
This article explores the current state of German as a European lingua franca. It presents a brief history of German as a lingua franca from the late Middle Ages through the present. The presentation then addresses the number of speakers of German as a first, second, and foreign language and discusses the presence of the language in internationally influential domains such as international political and economic organizations. The chapter concludes with some notes on language perception… 
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