unrecognizable to today’s people. The role of English in the future is uncertain, but if the world continues in the direction of globalization, English will certainly remain a global language for inter-cultural communication. Works Cited Kachru, Braj B., Yamuna Kachru, and Cecil L. Nelson. The Handbook of World Englishes. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2009 McCrum, Robert, William Cran, and Robert MacNeil. The story of English. New York: Penguin Books, 2003.
Research Question: How do users of World Englishes navigate websites as they bring their cultural and linguistic capital into play and create a digital Identity? Kachru, Braj. (1976). Models of English for the Third World: White Man’s Linguistic Burden or Language Pragmatics? TESOL Quarterly, 10(2), 221-339. This purpose behind Kachru writing this article was to show how the views towards so-called ‘Third World Englishes’ were overly critical at the time this was written. He gives concrete examples
created by Braj Kachru. Kachru’s model of the spread of English is divided into three concentric circles: the Inner Circle, the Outer Circle and the Expanding Circle (Kachru, 1992:356). Countries such as the United States, Australia and Britain are part of the Inner Circle. According to Kachru, the English in the Inner Circle are “norm-providing” varieties where it is the dominant language (Davies, 2005, pg. 45). Other places such as Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong are part of the Outer Circle, where
English as a neutral tool My earlier paper highlights how English is acting as a killer language for native languages. As globalisation has created a global village, the people of different languages need a lingua franca to communicate with one another. At present, English is a true lingua franca and a global language. Crystal opines “a language achieves a genuinely global status when it develops a special role that is recognised in every country.” (Crystal 3) English is spoken in different parts