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Recent Developments In English


With the publication of the first English Dictionary in 1603 and the invention of English Grammar in the 18th century, as English was replaced with Latin as the language of scholarship, there was felt a need to control the language. In this article, you will learn about the recent developments in English language.


The period where English developed at the fastest pace is during the Modern English. Not only did the language advanced on the linguistic aspects, but also there was a significant rise in the number of people using the English language. English language today, is the greatest language of the world. But what does the future hold for the English language? Well, if it continues to grow, maybe soon it will be the universal language.

The fast paced economic development and an outburst in commercial, technological and cultural exchanges in most parts of the world, has given rise to a pressing demand for English proficiency. Personally, people view proficiency in English as a means to a host of opportunities: whether it is entering a desired from university, going abroad for further  studies,  or for securing desirable jobs in public and private sectors.

Recent developments in English language have inarguably helped it to achieve a global status. Whenever we turn on the news channel, to find about what’s happening around the world, we find the local people are being interviewed and speaking in English. The amazing reach of the English language today is not surprising though. Being used in more than 90 countries today, as an official or semi-official language, English has become the official working language of the Asian trade group ASEAN. 98 percent of international research physicists and research chemists work in this language. European Central Bank operates in English language. Today, it is believed that over one billion people across the world are currently studying English.


One of the more remarkable new developments in English around the world is the extent to which Europeans are accepting it as their internal lingua franca. Spreading from northern Europe to the south, the English language today is now firmly ingrained as a second language in most countries such as Norway, Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark. Although not an official language for any of these countries, it is common to see everybody there communicating easily in English.


 English language today has without a doubt become the global language.

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