English is considered to be the King among other languages. In other words, English has become the lingua franca in the world in recent years. Looking around the world, it is easily to see people speaking English. There are 1,500 million people speaking English – that is one is four of us (Mei-Pochtler, 2016) and more than 50 English speaking countries as a second language on over the world (Holloway, 2014). The reason English has been spoken by most people can be explained by looking through the world’s history and business industry.
The most powerful tool of cultural interchange was language, especially English. Nowadays, the expanding globalization of English is due to the dominant status of United States in technology, economy and media. There are different forms of English around the world affected by various factors. This language diversity is being the most constructive outcome
In the article “The religion of Islam” the author writes that “the date the written history of West Africa begins The Muslim Arab historians began to write about West Africa in the early 8th century. Islam reached the Savannah region in the 8th Century C.E., Islam was accepted as early as 850 C.E”. Islam in Africa today is the most common and popular religion where most of its people are Muslims it has been doubling since the mid 7th century and now it is more than a half of Africa’s
It spread -orderly- to North America in the United States and the Caribbean, Australia, South Africa, South Asia, west Africa and then the east side of it . It 's the primary language of south east India and Pacific island nations as well as it is an official language of almost 60 sovereign states. Furthermore, it is considered an official language of lots of sub-Saharan African countries. English language has lots of particularities, such as it is the third most widespread native language in the world after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, it is used by different people for more purposes than any other language in our planet, and it is the most widely taught foreign language in the whole world. The English language has had a remarkable history.
In response to this possible concern, a research to investigate the issue is set up. The purposes of the study is to investigate factors that causes students’ lack of confidence in speaking English and ways to overcome the factors. Lack of confidence in speaking English will hinder people from communicating interactively with others in a particular context. Hence, the findings of this study is important to help people to study the factors that causes the lack of confidence in speaking English. With the information at hand, those problems could be overcome and people would have stronger determination to interact in English.
(Localization) is a phenomenon that global culture consciously or unconsciously intermingles with local characteristics in order to survive, equipping global culture with local characteristics. Background context: The relationship between global culture and local culture; Current situation of how English affects local languages and people’s opinions about whether local culture is at risk or not. Debate point: Some people argue that local culture is at risk seeing that local languages are dying out in the era of globalization Thesis statement: However, it is not entirely true. Local culture managed to survive for conscious protection from local people, integration into the global culture and English accepted as a tool rather than a kind of culture. Body Paragraphs briefly outline the main point(s) you will discuss and/or arguments you will make in each body paragraph Evidence list supporting sources, giving specific page numbers.
Even more contemporarily, the term ‘Orwellian’ has emerged to mean “tyrannical surveillance state”, in reference to exactly one of George Orwell’s works. If an English-speaking culture was entirely unfamiliar with the Greek myth of Hercules or Nineteen Eighty-Four, then the references contained in these words would be entirely meaningless. Yet, due to a general consensus of familiarity with these works, English prescriptivists have gradually accepted the words as valid. Similarly, prescriptivists must learn that “...Adam!”, spoken in imitation of the source Vine, is an expression of shock at betrayal, and that common English words can pick up new meanings seemingly overnight. To ‘cuff’ someone has transformed in meaning, for example, from ‘arrest’ to ‘enter a relationship with’.
For example, there are differences in the speech of different classes, ethnic groups, age groups, and genders, and there are differences between educated and uneducated speech. English may be different from each other, but all speakers within the English-speaking world can still generally understand them. Accent refers to the differences in the sound patterns of a specific dialect and not its vocabulary and grammar. Accent refers, in addition to the pronunciation of sounds, to stress and intonation, or to the rhythm of speech. Just like variety, accent also leads to controversies about which one is superior, desirable, and so on.
With information we can know what people around the world are doing, what are the newest technology, about political and many other things. Information can be acquired easily these days, by using digital devices such as smartphone or tablet. English has been the most powerful language now and it is also become the international language. Therefore, a lot of information that has been shared is using English as their medium. By using English the author believed that all people would understand and know what the information is.