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World Englishes

The term World Englishes refers to the many varieties of the English language that have been developed and used across the globe. English is now spoken by about 2 billion people in more than 70 countries and territories, either as their first, their second, or a foreign language. In countries where English is used as a second language, it has an official status in areas such as government, law, and education. In countries where English is spoken as a foreign language, it is mainly used as a means of communication with foreigners and for international communication with people from other countries.

It is now widely recognized that international and intercultural communication in English involves, in many cases, the use of English by speakers of different varieties ...

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