IETUGL Part 4: English – the language of the Internet

In a five-part blog series I am proposing to answer the question: Is English the ultimate global language? Read posts 1, 2 and 3 to catch up. In part 3 of this blog series, I explained how English has become the lingua franca (a language systematically used to make communication possible between people not sharing a [...]

Is English the ultimate global language? (IETUGL) Part 1

Part 1: Introduction In February 2012, I proudly handed in my university dissertation – 20% of my final Graphic Design degree. It was entitled “How an increase in world transport and tourism has created a greater demand for concise cross-cultural signage”. (Quite a mouthful, I know.) In this dissertation I explored the relationship between language, [...]