ENGLISH IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT: NEW CHALLENGES

Abstract: 

The paper investigates the functioning of the English language in a global context. The matter is based on the research of B.Kachru devoted to the various roles English serves in different countries of the world. It focuses the attention on the language policy of the countries according to three concentric circles.

Key words: 

English, globalization, language policy, international language, Kachru’s concentric circles.

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