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• The English language can be found worldwide: it’s
recognized and taught on every continent, and
interestingly, it has a much greater prevalence than
that of any other universal language, like French,
Latin or Greek.
• One interesting aspect of this worldwide language is
that today we see many local cultures, and these
include those in Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, the
Caribbean and Singapore, already creating
divergences in how they use traditional words and
• Plus, we also see an increased influence of AfricanAmerican English and Spanglish in the United States;
so one begins to wonder what the face of English will
be in years to come.
• English, as any other language, is a living and
dynamic system, and it transforms according to the
way its speakers use it.
• In Kenya, both Swahili and English are official
languages. But in Nairobi and other urban areas
we’re seeing a creole slang known as Sheng. Sheng
has strong ties to Kenyan pop culture and this slang
has emerged as a means for young people to
communicate in code. In Sheng, for example the
word for trousers is longi, which is derived from the
English word long.
• in fact, China is the largest
English speaking country.
• As we are moving toward a
trend of people using
English as their second
language, we will see that
English will continue to
develop in a similar manner
as before, but new dialects,
slang, words and perhaps
even linguistic variations
will evolve.