English in India and Abroad
V. Ganesh, Mentor in English
AP IIIT, Nuzvid, Krishna DT email@example.com 9603003584
Sk. Saleem Babu, Research Scholar, ANU
Mentor in English, AP IIIT, Nuzvid, Krishna DT firstname.lastname@example.org 9959614216
“A language is a systematic means of communicating ideas or feelings by the use of conventionalized signs, sounds, gestures, or marks having understood meanings”. – Webster’s Third New International Dictionary of the English Language.
Now-a-days English has a special and predominant role in the communicative sphere of the world. It also has a special identity in the field of education. Etymologically, English has a Germanic root. It was the combination of Norman and Danish invasions that occurred around the years 600-900 until the final combat in Hastings in 1066. After the conquest by King Harold, several other invasions, wars and the preponderance of multiculturalism in the cultural capital of London gave way to a myriad of new jargons, lexica, and other words to infiltrate the English language. Hence, the English writer ‘George Orwell’ declared that language doesn’t merely reflect culture, it itself is culture.
English is often described as a window to the outside world and as the language of the world civilization serving as the gateway to the twenty first century thought and culture. Universally popular by its richness, flexibility, elegance and dignity, it is the