Lensing the Impact of English as a Lingua Franca


We are living in the first quarter of the 21st century, which has made tremendous progress in transforming the lives of human civilization in every sphere of life from science and technology to medicine, space, and communication, to name a few. However, the century will be remembered in history for the setbacks to civilization in view of the pandemic in COVID 2019. Shut down of world followed by Russia-Ukraine war heightened tension in different parts of the globe. In the above background, we tried to understand the role of the English language as a "Lingua Franca" across the globe. The development of social media, courtesy of the internet and smart phones, wiped out the geo-physical boundaries and ushered in a new era, transforming the world into a global village. This research points out that English is the only language that plays the critical role of bringing people from multi-linguistic backgrounds under one roof, which is necessitated to overcome the present turmoil and misgiving the world is facing today. Apart from that, this critical piece highlights the fact that there is no alternative to the English language to communicate globally and that it is used in several fields such as science, technology, business, education, tourism, and travel.

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Dwaipayan Roy, National Institute of Technology, Mizoram, India
Shuchi Kaparwan, NIT Mizoram, India

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Conference: ECE2023
Stream: Foreign Languages Education & Applied Linguistics (including ESL/TESL/TEFL)

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