Why I study English
For Europeans of reasoning of English and fixing after him of status of international are not small talks. Many questions still remain opened. How indeed modern English is optimum mean for intercourse of people of different nationalities? Or does he become the threat to the variety of national cultures and languages? Are there another ways (languages) of intercourse in world association?
A necessity in a single language goes from the depth of ages. It is possible to remember the Babylonian tower or comparatively recent attempts to create the common language of esperanto. How history rotined, and that and other was doomed to the failure.
English was taken out by the English emigrants to North America and other parts of the world. In addition, England spread the language in the entire conquered countries former colonies of the Britannic empire. Vividly expressed, England stretched a cultural and linguistic bridge over ocean, connecting continents.
But United States were created by emigrants not only from Great Britain. In this country people stretched from all Europe and from other countries. New nation needed an uniting element which would help to overcome national and linguistic distinctions. This role was executed by English.
But in spite of it, the mother tongues of emigrants were able to transform initial English, making supple him more and opened to the changes. This new language which usually name «American English» crossed Atlantic and got back in Europe in a 20 age, in basic after the second world war.