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... role of the English Language in our world today As a matter of fact, English is not the world's only language. Its role cannot be evaluated onthe basis of more than 300 million people who speaks English today, no doubt it ranks a distant second to Mandarin Chinese, which counts some 750 million speakers. Being the official language of 44 countries, English language is populated by 1.6 billion souls, where one-third of humankind is able to read, write and speak English (Bryson, 1990, p. 181).
The role of English in our present day societies reflects the globalisation and worldliness of this language. When we talk about present day society, we are actually focussing the significance of the domains of...