Globalisation And The Internet Language: Its Impact On Standard English


Tersoo Tsumba

Department of English and Literary Studies,

College of Education, Katsina-Ala, Benue State.

The dominance of the Internet as the widest and fastest communication medium has introduced a new form of English that has further collapsed the economic, social, political, cultural and linguistic barriers. Facilitated by globalization, there is the fear that the wide spread effect of the internet would lead to degradation and decline of the standard of English language with serious implications for language education. This article examines the nature, form and style of the emerging linguistic domain in contrast to the standard of English. It concludes that though it will degrade the standard of English language, it cannot be eliminated. As such, standards should be enforced in academic fields. 

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