People have talked about English becoming official language. This issue affects millions of people all over the world. There are 23 states that declares English as the official language of their respective states. A vast majority of people believe that English is the most dominant language especially in today 's day and time. It is believed that using other languages on their own time and in their own household shouldn 't be used in the government.
Because of repeated migrations of England, English is widely spread until it became the mother tongue. Another reason for the spread of the English language. More over wars and battles that America and Britain on the strength of a two-state influence on the region and the world. This languageSpread even in the countries of the Arab
This ultimately led to English being chosen as the global language. Despite the resistance met, English was never-theless more spread out and talked than any other language in comparison. This was the result of imperialism, but also Americanisation. English changed from being a language forced upon others to a language sought out, in the cultural and political sphere. It was also the the lan-guage offering the best opportunities on the global
The Invasion of the English Language In the previous sections, we have already analyzed and defined what are a global language or a lingua franca and the globalization process, but the question arising now is, how does English become a global language? Or, why English language and not another one? David Crystal in his book English as a Global Language established two different branches to answer to this question: the historical-geographical and the socio-cultural, these two factors are interconnected and related with the growth and spread of the English language. At first place, from a historical-geographical point of view, English began to expand with the thirteen colonies’ foundation (British colonists that had become independent from the British Crown and settled on the East Coast of North America) in the 16th and 17th centuries and the formation of the United States of America, accordingly with Crystal’s article this expansion continued until the 19th century. With the spread of English language during this period, the current situation is that, English is the only language spoken around the five continents and it is the official or co-official language in more than 60 countries, this situation is a reflection of “how English looked for and reached a position of pre-eminence” (Crystal, 1997).
English is an international language which is widely used by 1.5 billion which is 20% of the world’s population. (Lyons, n.d., para.4). It has become the most important language for communication throughout the world. Kirkpatrick said that people who come from different countries and speak different native languages can communicate English with one another. (as cited in Miao, 2011, p.1).
Introduction A language achieves a real global status when it develops a special role that is recognized in every country. This might seem like stating the obvious, but it is not, for the notion of special role has many facets. A global language is spoken internationally, which is learned by many people as a second language, the most popular one being English. The main reason the language exist is because of a strong power-base, political and military and economic. Linguists argues whether the simplicity of the English language is the main reason of it becoming a global language.
In the present scenario, English is the most popular language in 21st century. English is the third dialect spoken by local speakers after Mandarin and Spanish. Despite there were many languages in the world, English is an official language in many countries. Most people can speak English, and it will take many centuries to be replaced by others. In the field of business, education, science, computer, entertainment and tourism, English play a significant role as a lingua Franca.
THE ROOTS AND SPREADS OF ENGLISH English is a language spread across the world today. It was not meant to be means of communication for the whole world initially, but incidently when the Britishers started colonialising almost every part of the world,it spread automatically and unintentionally. The English Rulers never wanted English as a common language for communication but it became a necessity so it came into wider use. It has always been a friendly language as it adopts the words of foreign languages in its contact. The Roots of English are prominently to be found in the colonial aspect of British Empire.
English is an examination subject. It is widely recognised that the primary function of teaching English in schools in Pakistan is to prepare pupils for examinations. Passing examinations in English then opens doors to higher levels of learning and to employment opportunities approximately 95% of children in Pakistan do not have access to education in their mother tongue, (Wikipedia). English language continues as the language of power and is also the language with the maximum cultural capital of any other language used in Pakistan. It remains and is much in demand in higher education in Pakistan.