To understand how English became the lingua franca for the world one must begin by understanding the colonial influence of the British E...
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...l country in Europe with a history of being invaded and conquered, and it has transformed the world. It has created a common sense of self and community that no other language has had the ability to do in history. It is not the language spoken first by a majority of the world’s inhabitants, and it does not look the same in every corner of the globe, but it is the language that the world uses when it comes together to communicate and it will remain that way for centuries to come.
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