As the british library charts the evolution of english in a new major exhibition, author michael rosen gives a brief history of a language that has grown to world domination with phrases such as. ‘english is the global language’ english as a global language with millions of popular intuitions at a level which had simply not existed a decade before these are the kinds of statement which seem so obvious that most people would give them hardly a second thought of course.
English as the global language as global communication expands throughout the world, so does the need for a global languagea language that is recognized and understood by people everywhere in many parts of the world that language has been established, english. English as the global language as global communication expands throughout the world, so does the need for a global language a language that is recognized and understood by people everywhere in many parts of the world that language has been established, english.
Having a global language has assisted globalization, and globalization has consolidated the global language, he said that process started with the dominance of two successive english-speaking empires, british and american, and continues today with the new virtual empire of the internet.
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. English as a global language distinctionssuchasthosebetween‘ﬁrst’,‘second’and‘foreign’ language status are useful,but we must be careful not to give. David crystal, world authority on the english language, presents a lively and factual account of the rise of english as a global language and explores the whys and wherefores of the history, current status and future potential of english as the international language of communication english has.
In india, english is an associate official language (after hindi), and in singapore english is one of four statutory official languages in south africa, english [is] the main national language—but just one of eleven official languages. Commerce, science and technology, diplomacy, art, and formal education all contributed to english becoming the first truly global language english also facilitated worldwide international communication.
In fiji, english is the official language with fijian in lesotho with sesotho in pakistan with urdu in the philippines with filipino and in swaziland with siswati in india, english is an associate official language (after hindi), and in singapore english is one of four statutory official languages. A global language acts as a “lingua franca”, a common language that enables people from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities to communicate on a more or less equitable basis historically, the essential factor for the establishment of a global language is that it is spoken by those who wield power.