English As The World Language

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The development of English as the world language Benjamin Martin once said that no language can ever be permanently the same, but will always be in a fluctuating state. Over the years, the English language developed from Old English to Middle English to what we speak today modern English. In the world’s history several languages qualified as global languages such as Latin, Greek and Arabic, but none of them reached the same dominance English is currently enjoying. English is considered to be a global language because of the power of its people- especially their political, martial and economical power. At the present time, English is being taught as a second language in a majority of countries and it is being used as a common language in some domains in the world. According to the British Council, one third of the world’s books are published in English and two-thirds of all scientists read English. Not only three-quarters of the world’s mail is written in English but also four fifth of all electronic communications are in English. One may ask how this evolution started. Simply, England, the British islands, was trying to expand their territory. In 1588, the British defeated the so called invincible Spanish Armida under Elizabeth the eighth. This is only how it started to spread as a language, however how it bear all these years the same place worldwide. Not exactly, the same place as English has been through three main stages: Old, middle and modern English. The language
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