Linguae Francae

Korean Minjok Leadership Academy

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Focus of the topic , Sept. 28th 2011

Focus . . Go to Teacher's Comment

This is my general vision for developing my paper into a research paper.

1. Set my focus on 'grouping of linguae francae based on its characteristics'
(put more categories of criteria. Now I only have grouping based on their role, but I can also work on other stands like period, The family of the languages)
2. Correct the mistakes that are found
3. Add information about Latin, Greek, French. And then add categories of other linguae francae like Portuguese and Dutch to deal with the sudden time transition.
(ex : 11th century Norman French to 13th century Lower German. No information out the whole two centuries between)
4. As I would like to write about Portuguese and Dutch also, I will make a change on the range of topic. 'Linguae francae spoken in Europe' to 'European languages (and their hybrid offsprings) that performed as linguae francae'
5. And finally, my first draft of this paper excludes itself from pidgins and jargons, only focusing on pre-existed languages.
I want to study also about them. Like Mediterranean lingua franca of commercial use from 11th century

I made these decisions because
First, I wanted to study more examples of linguae francae for further understandings
Second, actually my criterion of disqualifying some languages as lingua franca was simply nonsense. I wrote that I'm not imterested.
Last and most important, grouping is a process that has a high possibility to have been applied to language studies, but I found little/ no preceding research that applied grouping in linguae francae.
(It maybe because my research was not deep enough to find a predecesor. If you find problem about this statement, please let me know that. Ithink it can make problems)