Over the last few decades, with global spread and use of English, researchers have shown an increased interest in English as a Lingua Franca.
English has become the dominant language for international communication. Its non-native speakers now far outnumber the conventional native speakers in the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, etc.
For some people, it is easier to learn English than the national language of their country. With the technological advances, English has become the language of the internet, where different people from around the world slowly create their own variety of the language.
But like everything else in life, it has its pros and cons, which will be looked at in the following parts, along with the history of the Lingua Franca.
The language turning up at the right time and place for the last 400 years or so has resulted in gaining the Global status that it currently holds.
Evidently, it has got nothing to do with the structure, grammar, pronunciation or spelling. Instead, it is about the English-speaking countries power throughout the time, that has led to English becoming a Lingua Franca.
Today, the internet is changing language. An American Dictionary of the English Language took 18 years to complete and yet the internet is creating a similar language evolution, but at a much faster pace.