The dominant nature of English as the world’s global trade language is certainly convenient for Americans, as well as citizens of other English-speaking countries. But the fact that it remains theglobal language of commerce creates controversy in certain circles.
Which Languages Could Replace English?
French used to be the preferred language of international exchange, as it was the language of the educated. But now, people the world over speak English in the worlds of business, academia, travel, and diplomacy. Native English speakers stand to benefit the most from this situation, but is it really equitable to the global community at large?