How Has The English Language Influenced India? For various reasons English has got the status of global language. Today about 300 million people speak English as their first language and another 350 million use it as a second language. It is the official or semi-official language in more than 60 countries. The main reason why English is so important is mainly due to the political and economic power the British used to have in the world.
So, how is it possible that a language spoken by a few millions, suddenly becomes the most important language in the world? First of all, colonisation has been the most critical way to spread the language. Let 's take the United States for instance, which only existed of some millions native people before European settlers came to America, including a massive settlement from Britain. Today USA is now the country which has more English native speakers than any other country, simply because of the massive English settlement. In addition to the colonies in America, English colonies were established in Australia, New Zeeland, India and Africa.
RESEARCH ON IDIOM ACQUISITION Until recently, most of the research on idioms has involved native speakers of English and its focus was entirely on the L1 acquisition of idiomatic expressions. Many applied linguists, with a primary interest in the theory of language acquisition, started their own studies but this time using findings of L1 idiom acquisition as a starting point for investigating the acquisition of idioms in an L2. Before going into the results and findings which will be presented below, a more significant distinction between acquisition and learning should be made. According to Yule, the term acquisition is used to describe the gradual development of ability in a language by using it in natural communicative situations with others who know the language being acquired. On the other hand, the term learning, applies to a more conscious process of expanding knowledge of vocabulary and grammar of a language, typically in an institutional setting.
(http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/English-speaking-countries) Although, the population of the English speaking countries is only on the third place, the language itself became widespread all over the world. Globalization and the boom of exporting is responsible for the abrupt expenditure of this language, which became a common tool among the industrialized nations parting from the language's connection with Great Britain and the United States. Consequential to the popularity of the
Nowadays the English language is the most important language in the world. Consider With the English language is used by most nations, people use the English language to talk with foreign people, by cause of now it is common to have friends from another country and also the use English language for their daily conversation. In order for them to understand each other. This essay will discuss how businessmen communicate with an investor from other countries, increase tourism in papua, and students need to learn the English language for overseas study. Firstly,about chance to study overseas, consider with the employment of teacher in papua are inadequate and also for schools are unequal for amount of the student about the education it’s better if student mastered their english language before go for study overseas because if student did not mastered english language it will difficult and it may wasting much time in other country to learn the english language, and considering Nelson mandela said that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.
1.0. The Role of English in India: English in India is a legacy from the British who colonized the country and their language permeated through some of the most important parts of society: the government, the media, the education system, the legal system and gradually the social sphere as well. India is a vast nation and in terms of the number of English speakers, it ranks third in the world after the United States of America and the United Kingdom. An estimated four percent of the population use English and even though this may seem like a small number that is about forty million people. This small segment of the population, controls domains that have professional and social prestige.
Nowadays, the most widely spoken language in the world is English and people have learnt it to reach a great variety of purposes such as education, science, tourism and commerce. It is in this situation where two different point of view has arised. Whereas there are those (Jenkins, 2005; Seidlhofer, 2001) who hold the idea of English as a lingua franca (a bridge language used by people whose native language is different) which does not need to be taught regarding the culture; another view, such as Byram, 1990) claims for teaching an acculturate language or (target language culture). Culture Culture is a complex concept, whose definition depends on the enclosed field. Nonetheless, what they have in common is that culture encompasses a community of people and it affects their people’s behaviors, ideas, attitudes, values and ideas.
Talk in English has many forms and shapes, the linguists Haliday and Hassan defined the word "talk" as anything said or written. The concern we will discuss is how the English is so powerful that everyone uses. English is one of the most used languages today, the entire world uses this language to Communicate. It became the language of the people, one of the very few languages to be used in such high scale, the reason for that was the Colonization and how the British Empire Conquered the world. the linguists studied how people communicate with this language on a global scale, and the attitudes towards politeness.
ENGLISH: THE UNVOIDABLE TREND English is a part of the unavoidable trend toward worldwide uniformity and means where a growing number of people can communicate directly with each other. It is the most common language spoken everywhere and its usage in the global world today is undeniable. Economic globalization is going hand in hand with the growing use of it. People are being encouraged to use this language especially in formal way of writing and communicating particularly on workplace. However, despite of its enormous influence there are still many countriesthathave least of basic competence on its use.