The Unstoppable Spread of English in the Global University

  • Rosemary Salomone St. John’s University School of Law
Keywords: Lingua franca, English-taught programs, internationalization, nationalism, Fioraso Law, Polytechnic University of Milan/Politecnico di Milano, inequalities

Abstract

As English has spread across higher education worldwide, it has generated ongoing debate and a wealth of scholarship raising academic and national concerns, but with little, if any, pause or retreat on policies and practices. This article examines that puzzling disconnect within the broader framework of the rise of English as the dominant lingua franca, its historical grounding, its social and economic implications, and its diverse course within Europe and postcolonial countries.

Author Biography

Rosemary Salomone, St. John’s University School of Law

Rosemary Salomone is the Kenneth Wang Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law, New York (US). Email: salomonr@stjohns.edu.

Published
2022-04-08
How to Cite
Salomone, R. (2022). The Unstoppable Spread of English in the Global University. International Higher Education, (110), 9-11. Retrieved from https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/ihe/article/view/14975
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Articles