The world is changing rapidly and global forces often intermingle with local forces which affect these changes. Among these areas of change is that of language. As we all know languages are in a constant state of flux. Due to globalisation and its role as a global lingua franca, a whole range of new dialects of English are currently developing. But it is far from clear what will happen to these dialects. Will they disappear or turn into a range of different English-based languages? Your linguistics professor has asked you to give a short speech on how you think the English language will develop in the next 50 years. Basically, give a detailed hypothesis on how you think English will be used 50 years from now. Prompt - What do you think the English language will be like in 50 years time regarding types of use globally?