Facts about english speakers around the globe, including how many people speak english today and how many countries have english as their first language. It is often argued that the modern “global village” needs a “global language”, and that (particularly in a world of modern communications, globalized trade and easy international travel) a. From medieval manuscripts to text messages, many things helped make english the global language it is today, says author michael rosen.
People often talk about english as a global language or lingua francawith more than 350 million people around the world speaking english as a first language and more than 430 million. What global language english isn't managing to sweep all else before it -- and if it ever does become the universal language, many of those who speak it won't understand one another.
David crystal's informative account of the rise of english as a global language explores the history, current status and potential of english as the international language of communication. Minority ethnic english english as a global language for more than half a century, immigrants from the indian subcontinent and the west indies have added variety and diversity to the rich.
1 why a global language ‘english is the global language’ a headline of this kind must have appeared in a thousand news-papers and magazines in recent years. International english is the concept of the english language as a global means of communication in numerous dialects, and also the movement towards an international standard for the.
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