The dispersion of the English language

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1. In which countries do they speak English and why?

1.1. Canada

1.1.1. English isn't the only official language of Canada, but it is the one used the most. English spread to Canada with the British settlers.

1.2. Australia

1.2.1. English spread to Australia through the British settlers, and the Aborgines had to learn it to get jobs.

1.3. England

1.3.1. A mixture of old languages that got mixed together the many times England was invaded back in the day. Some of these languages are: Anglo-Saxon, Norman-French and ancient german.

1.4. The United States of America

1.4.1. The USA was colonised by the British, and the language English became biggest but still unofficial language when the Native Americans died out.

1.5. India

1.5.1. English was the language used to trade with india in 1600-1847 and when the British conquered India, all of the street signs and such were written in English. The indians thought that it would give them better opportunities in life if they learned english, so many did.

1.6. The Caribbean

1.6.1. The Caribbean islands such as Hawaii were used to sell slaves to plantage owners by the British and the language used in transactions and conversations between the British, the slaves and the plantage owners became English.

1.7. Ireland

1.7.1. English spread to Ireland when England got invaded, and some English people migrated to Ireland for their own safety, the same thing happened with Scotland and Wales

1.8. Scotland

1.9. Wales

2. Consequences of the English languages dispersion

2.1. Langages or cultures might fade away

2.2. Many people are forced to learn English

2.3. People in different countries might understand each other easier

2.4. Easier to travel, and to do things in different countries, like buying things

2.5. People can communicate with each other easier and can therefore get more friends

2.6. In the old days people could trade with each other easier if they knew the same language

3. What are the differences in the english language throughout the world?

3.1. England

3.1.1. A mixture of different languages used by ancient conquerors of what today is England. Some of these are: Ancient german, Angles-Saxon and Norman France. It’s a very formal version of English

3.2. Australia

3.2.1. Basically a year 1800 version of british English with lots of words from the old slang “flash”

3.3. North-American English

3.3.1. A simplified form of british English with lots of new words mixed in from other languages under the colonisation like french and spanish.

3.4. India

3.4.1. English was the language used for trading between England and India, but some words meant one thing in India, and another thing in England. The dictionary Hobson Jobson was created to explain these words.

3.5. Ireland

3.5.1. The Irish speak British English that is very affected by Norman-French.

3.6. Scotland

3.6.1. Scottish english is a mix between British English and an old germanic language used by the Scots.

3.7. Wales

3.7.1. Welsh English was created when some celts migrated from England and brought the “old English” language with them, this language was later influenced by British English under trades and such.

3.8. The Caribbean

3.8.1. Mixture of simplified British English and Caribbean languages forming a form of english called “Creole”

4. Sources of information:

4.1. Illustrerad vetenskap: http://illvet.se/kultur/sprak/varfor-talas-engelska-mest-i-varlden

4.2. A World of Languages: http://blog.esl.se/blog/lar-dig-sprak/engelska-sv/engelska-sprak-global-nummer-ett/

4.3. Wikipedia:                                                                                                   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dialects_of_the_English_language

4.4. Kunskapsskolan uppgifter: India, the Caribbean and Australia