ENGLISH AS A WORLD LANGUAGE (some details about the growth of English …
ENGLISH AS A WORLD LANGUAGE
more than one language
two kinds of english: standard and creole english. Creole is the everyday language .
the pacific ocean
1/3 of the worlds population live near the pacific ocean, enlgish is an important language in all of these countries. It can be the first, second or third language in these countries and can change a lot from region to country.
written english is more standardised than spoken english.
british, american, indian, afrcan, irish and australian english in addition to regional differences
English is a language that has borrowed many words from other languages for example latin and greek
the grammar of the english language has easy grammar, not har for foreigners to learn
The spelling has remained for hundreds of years
some details about the growth of English
Overcrowded prisons in britain caused the claiming of the austrlian continent in 1770.
New Zealand was used as a whaler base but soon became homes for englishmen and irish people because of the climate
english was a common trade language betwwen europe and the caribbean islands
Trading valuable goods to indiastarted the control of the country and became a colony in 1858
settlers on the American continent spoke english
slaves in africa became a popular comodity in the 1900's and 30% of the continent became colonies at one point.
English as a means of communication
english is a world language because it is spoken by huge numbers of people.. However it is not the most spoken first language. Mandarin chinese is spoken by almost twice as many people and hindi is also bigger than english.
the company language
film, tv and entertainment