Effects of Globalisation on the English Language
Keywords:Globalisation, English Language, ICT, Lingua Franca, Internet
Scholars, academicians, economists have given different definitions of globalisation, highlighting mostly the economic and political consequences of globalisation. However, this paper aims at shifting the attention from the much talked economic and political consequences of globalisation to its effects on the English language concerning the Indian context. In other words, this paper aims to trace the various effects of globalisation on the English language. After going through relevant literature survey, the researcher has come up with the answer that globalisation has resulted into the further spread of the English language by changing its role in the global affairs, has given birth to indigenous varieties of English and to a new medium of communication which is neither speech nor writing but shares some of the characteristics of both.
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