Global English?

 

The article tells us that:

The reason millions are learning it is simple: it is the language of international business and therefore the key to prosperity. It is not just that Microsoft, Google and Vodafone conduct their business in English; it is the language in which Chinese speak to Brazilians and Germans to Indonesians.

Image copyright Financial Times 2007

What’s interesting is that the linguistic dynamics between the notion of native and non-native speakers are clearly changing too.

Source: Global English?

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