The Belfast Telegraph has an article based on the work of David Graddol, author of The Future of English in which James Burleigh reports that English to be spoken by half of the world’s population within 10 years
But its not all bad news
The report also showed that English was not the only language spreading, and the world, far from being dominated by English, was to become more multi-lingual. Mr Graddol said: “Chinese, Arabic and Spanish are all popular, and likely to be languages of the future.”
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