Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Marian's Neologism 5-"Globish"

Have you heard about "Globish". The term is a portmanteau of the words "Global" and "English". It is another type of English like British English, Canadian English, and Australian English. Who uses the Globish? Can you guess? By non-native speakers of English. Non-native speakers of English create their own English for their convenience to communicate with each other in trade, business, conferences, and so on. They say that the Globish is much easier to understand than authentic English. Would it be possible that "Globish" becomes another language which is different from authentic English? How do you think?

1 comment:

Priscilla said...

I have not heard "Globish". However we called it "Chenglish" when people speak Chinese English.