Global English

Earlier this month I posted about a debate in The Economist over whether the English-speaking world should adopt American English.

Some people who commented on the debate pointed out that no single group of people controls the English language – like all languages it is constantly in motion and changing, depending on who uses is and how. In this video, Professor David Crystal explores that notion further, discussing whether control of the English language is shifting away from native British and American speakers. Take a look.

Professor Crystal on English