Ch 5.6 Global Dominance of English
English is the world's most used language of communication.
A lingua franca is a language used to communicate throughout the world. A pidgin language mixes a lingua franca with another language. Dominance of English comes from expansion diffusion- the spread of an idea.
Global Distribution of English
English is an official language in more countries than any other. People of England migrated during the past 4 centuries, distributing English speakers worldwide.
English on the Internet
English is the leading language of the Internet. Recently, Chinese has been catching up.
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