On the globalization of English: Some internal factors

Chin W. Kim

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Because of a wide range of factors, English has become a global and international language, of incomparable spread and utility in the world today. A number of these factors have been external factors linked to the power and politics of language, but other reasons have been linked to a number of internal factors, including ‘capaciousness’, ‘simplicity’, ‘flexibility’, ‘great literature’ and ‘a simple script’.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-133
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Englishes
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Linguistics and Language


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