How has globalization affected the English language?

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Globalization—the process of the world becoming a "global village"—has further entrenched English as a language that dominates around the world, often at the expense of languages that are spoken less commonly. This process started with colonization, when the people native to a country were forced to learn English to communicate with those who had invaded their land.

Fast-forward to the 21st century and, thanks to globalization, English music, TV series, and movies have spread around the world, whereas far less entertainment content is produced in other languages, due to economic constraints. That, coupled with the fact that English is an international language of trade and industry, means that more and more people are learning English as a way of surviving in today's world.

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If you take an historical approach, the English language was impacted by countries taking over England again and again.  In more recent years, English picked up some local color from countries it colonized.  In general, we do pick up a word here and there but I don't see drastic changes.

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Because globalization connects people through language, among many other things, there are undoubtedly some words, phrases, and concepts which have intermingled with English and become part of our culture.  That's simply a matter of vocabulary, though.  Anything more significant than that seems unlikely, at least in any drastic way. 

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