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 The double phenomenon of the wider spread of English:

o the dominant medium of scientific & technological communication


o the parallel development of terminologies in other languages.
 Continued & growing uncertainty about English language terminology
developed in the different parts of the monolingual English speaking
world.
 Conflicting and competing English language terminologies in English as an
international language.
Dual function of English:
 national language,

 lingua franca for scientific journals, congresses, etc.

This dual role not exclusive to English:


 French, German, Russian, Arabic