Honoris Causa for Juliane House

Universitat Jaume I has bestowed an honorary doctorate on Professor Juliane House, professor at the University of Hamburg and a leader in linguistics research. Lauded by Professor Eva Alcón, Juliane House focused her speech on defending English as a lingua franca and rejecting that it constitutes a threat to other languages ​​or to multilingualism. She said that English as a global lingua franca is a special form of globalized discourse and should be treated and taught as such.
Date: 
14th April
Place: 
Universitat Jaume I, Paranimf