The influence of travel and globalisation upon the English Language

The ways in which the places we travel to, be it for leisure or upon professional, affect the language we speak and the words we use.

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Reasons for Language Change ­ The Impact of
Travel and Globalisation
Globalisation in the latter part of the 20th century further
developed English into a world language, not least because of
the impact of technology and American English. Shopping, for
example, has become a global business, with designer names
and clothing brands from all countries recognisable around the
world think about global brands like Marks and Spencer and how
they are synonymous with ideas about Englishness.
Travel ­ English has borrowed extensively to accommodate new
foods and cultural experiences. We borrowed words like `curry'
and `tea' for new foods and drink, making our own versions of
these words. Travel has meant that we observe other
languages and we order `tapas' when in Spain, a `cappuccino' or
`expresso' in Italy and a `pain au chocolat' in France.

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