English in India today: A Journey from Foreign to Native
- Author(s): Berlina Lopes and Dr. Satkala
- Social Studies
Paper ID: UIJRTV2I110005
This paper is based on the evidenced arguments about the importance of English as a language in the professional environment in India. India is a multilingual country. However, after independence, the English language has risen to prominence in India’s multilingual society. Because of its cultural diversity, the Indian society has pushed the communication sphere to the point where it is difficult for anyone to communicate effectively without utilising the English language. Although it is universally acknowledged that an individual’s mother tongue can express the best style of communication and social aspiration, the English language, as the window of “socio-economic” development, has compelled every segment of society to learn in order to express global ideas in his day-to-day life. language is a medium through which we convey our ideas, feelings, perspectives, and thoughts. In reality, it allows us to channel our cognitive ideas through the use of sensory organs. However, English has achieved ‘global linguistic supremacy’ among all world languages. As a result, the world has been compelled to remain a direct or indirect user of the English language. In the fields of linguistics, medicine, gender, academics, and science, English has played a critical role. Without a doubt, the English language plays such a significant role in the globe that it is unavoidable for individuals to completely disregard it. People all across the world are stumbling from pillar to post in their quest to master the English language.