Catedra de Ştiinţe Sociale şi Politice, Facultatea de Ştiinţe Umaniste, Politice şi
Administrative, Universitatea de Vest „Vasile Goldiş” din Arad
The world we are living in today is confronting many fast changes: political, economical and especially cultural, all these at a global level. This paper aims to present the main features of linguistic globalisation. One of the most important characteristics of linguistic globalisation is the use of English all around the world, as a lingua franca. The national languages, due to this fact, are given less attention as English words are imported in a large amount, and also because under the pressure of velocity, many words are cut or we can even encounter new words formed with composition by abbreviation.
Key words: globalization, language, national, lingua franca