5.6 global dominance of English
Lingua Franca is an international communication, English is one example of Language Franca. Contemporary Lingua Franca Languages include: Swahili (East Africa), Hindi (South Asia, Indonesia in Southeast Asia, and Russia). A pidgin Language is a mix of simplified grammar, and and limited vocab.
Language on the internet
English has been the leading language in the internet since the beginning of the internet. During the 1990s seventh five percent of the internet was English, this includes the the websites, and the users. In the past 15 years china has been becoming close to the leading Language, it is predicted that in the year 2020 Chinese will be the leading Language on the internet.
Robin Walker on English as a Lingua Franca
David Crystal - How is the internet changing language today?