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Rebecca Hughes - University of Nottingham, UK

A lot of the heat in the English as a Lingua Franca debate misses the point – the most influential higher registers in society are no one’s first language. No one is born hard-wired to write a law or a lab report.

Far from bolstering a hegemony, excellence in English in Europe gives graduates the edge in employability terms, against rather sad UK monolinguals (self included, despite being Welsh!)


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