sociolinguistic | English as a global language



English and sociolinguistic

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English is almost everywhere in the world with more than 400 million people using English as their native language while more than two thirds more of the global population use it as their second language. According to Melitz (2016) about a billion people are learning he English language and it is forecasted that by the end of 2050, more than half the global population will be communicating in English language. It has become a global language being used in international business, global politics and in diplomacy circles. English is today the language used in computers as well as the internet.