English spreads widely in each countries, no matter the area of region or information transfer, English becomes an important position in global language. As the specification of a global language, it essentially refers to a language that learned and spoken internationally, so English can be the most out-standing. According to the number of English-speaking calculations, English is the official language used by most countries, English is the most widely used second language in the world, and the percentage of web pages with English content is estimated to be over 50% (Crystal, 2003). Meanwhile, the history and usefulness cause English to be a global language, and they mainly influence to spread English faster in China and to bring convenience
English has become such an integral part of the society that in many parts the local or the native language has taken a back foot. But what about those places and people which have for held on to their native language but feel alienated when they are put in a society or cultural which is predominantly English speaking.
Most of the improvements which are essential for the mankind have their roots in English speaking areas and that is why English is dominating the globe in medical research, technological innovation and rock ‘n’ roll. In order to visualize the “global” as an adjective in the collocation “global language”, a study has shown the numbers of people speaking the language. According to them, there are about 6000 languages in the world and not surprisingly English is at the top of the list of most dominant. In the world there are 375 million first-language speakers, approximately the same number of second-language speakers and about 750 million foreign-language speakers (David Graddol, The Future of English? A Guide to Forecasting the Popularity of the English Language in the 21st Century.
The importance of English is measurable by its increasing expansion in several nations around the world. The majority of Europe is beginning to speak English, leaving only five European nations that do not speak it as a popular foreign language, as stated in a Daily Mail online article by Steve Doughty (Doughty). The language is everywhere, from popular culture, western movies and music, literature, news, schools and more. The domination of English in media, its increasing global expansion, and significance in the economic industry make it the most important language today in terms of social mobility. Media is one means of communication that links us all together.
“Language is to the mind more than light is to the eye.” William Gibson As human beings we all can agree to the fact that language is a fundamental source of communication. To share our ideas and thoughts with others we depend on language. It is said that the only thing that separates us from animals and makes us human is language. English is one of the most frequently spoken languages in the world. While it is taught as a second language in numerous countries it is the primary language of 71 countries including America and the UK.
Without English the world couldn’t operate, because there would be no one language that could be understands all over the world. Due to cultural and economic backgrounds English is slightly different in each area, therefore there no one exact English. American English is the most common and broad type of English. American English spreads widely throughout the world, because of the wide spread traveling that many American dos. American English itself breaks apart into almost fifty types of spoken English.
Finally, there are many different varieties of English, or as it is called Englishes, such as Singaporean English, Indian English and Nigerian English. Each variety of English expresses the identity and culture of its speakers. It has been predicted that in the distant future these forms of English will fragment into mutually unintelligible varieties. Therefore, this fragmentation may slow the spread of English as a global language. It would be reasonable if Honey suggested that English would be the dominant language in the near future.
English in many developed countries are being used as the official language; for example it is used as the official language in European Union and in many commonwealth countries as well as many world organisations. It is also the third most natively spoken language in the world, after manderin chinese and spanish. Modern English is the most dominant and is required for communications, sciences, information technology, businesses, aviation, entertainment, radio, architecture, engineering and diplomacy. A working knowledge of english has become a requirement in a number of fields, occupations and professions. The field of Interior Design would be by definition to turn a space into an effective setting or arrangement for human activity to take place.
Historically speaking the dominant nation or dominant world power has often times had the official worldwide language. English is one of the most widely spoken languages among people of different cultures (Chinese and Spanish are the most widely spoken) according to nationsonline.org. I feel English should be the official language but the United States needs to be aware of the growing diversity in the country and change things accordingly. I feel the United States should have its official language be English but have at least 3 secondary widely spoken languages that are taught. As the nation becomes more diverse and certain populations increase and replace other populations such as Latino replacing African Americans as largest minorities, over time I believe some languages should be replaced too.
Eighty percent of internet content is in English, but 44% of online users speak another language at home. English will probably remain the most commonly used language on the net for the foreseeable future, for it is the world's most commonly understood one (Fishman 4). English is the first language in 427 countries. English is the second language in 350 countries. English is the most taught foreign language in 100 countries.