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English Language in a State of Rapid Change

Summary: Essay about the belief that English is not dying but for several reasons it is going through a phase of rapid change.
English is not dying but for several reasons it is going through a phase of rapid change, probably more rapid than any it has gone through before.  This more recent change, I believe, is due to mass media and advances in science and technology global communications (Including SMS messaging, the internet, e-mail and other advances).

Due to being almost flooded with American television adverts and programmes, the English language is taking on board Americanisms, both the pronunciation of words and their spelling.  Words such as "colour" in England have been changed in America to "color" and now, with American advertisements, television programmes/films and American written software packages flooding into England, people are slowly adopting the American ways of spelling and speaking.

Also abbreviations are catching on and creeping into our language. People are always looking for an easy alternative...

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