A Study of the global impact of English language

Junaid Shabir

Abstract


The English language is the second most widely spoken tongue in theworld today. English is, after the Chinese one, the language most people speak and it is the most popular second language and foreign language pupils earn in school. It is all too easy to make your way in the world linguistically with English because as a global language, English is spoken in most parts of the world, for instance in Great Britian, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and in many countries.

                  The paper attempts to give a statistical analyses of the language in order to put forth the argument that English is the language on which the sun never sets. The reasons for the impact of the English language at global level will be evaluated. A linguistic examination of the language will be attempted. The factors like semantic changes, sociolinguistics and language change from Old English of Chaucerian times to the current day will be looked at. The literary worth in general and global value of the language in particular will be accessed.

Keywords


Globalization, Language Change, Statistical analysis, Lingua-franca.

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