WORLD ENGLISH. An increasingly common term for English as a world language: ‘We may definitely recognize Australian English and New Zealand English as [forms] making their own special contribution to world English’ ( Robert D. Eagleson, in Bailey & Görlach (eds.), English as a World Language, 1982). Some scholars use the term cautiously or avoid it, because for them it suggests global dominance by English and English-speaking countries, compare INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH.
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