Hace 5 horas · English is the most spoken language in the world  and the third-most spoken native language in the world, after Standard Chinese and Spanish.  It is the most widely learned second language and is either the official language or one of the official languages in 59 sovereign states.
21 de ene. de 2023 · The English word language derives ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s "tongue, speech, language" through Latin lingua, "language; tongue", and Old French language. The word is sometimes used to refer to codes , ciphers , and other kinds of artificially constructed communication systems such as formally defined computer languages used for computer programming .
Hace 6 días · American English, sometimes called United States English or U.S. English, is the set of varieties of the English language native to the United States. English is the most widely spoken language in the United States and in most circumstances is the de facto common language used in government, education and commerce.
Hace 5 días · English is claimed to be a stress-timed language. That is, stressed syllables tend to appear with a more or less regular rhythm, while non-stressed syllables are shortened to accommodate this. For example, in the sentence One make of car is better than another , the syllables one , make , car , bett- and -noth- will be stressed and relatively long, while the other syllables will be considerably shorter.
20 de ene. de 2023 · English literature is literature written in the English language from United Kingdom, its crown dependencies, the Republic of Ireland, the United States, and the countries of the former British Empire.  [note 1] The English language has developed over the course of more than 1,400 years. 
Hace 3 días · English (American English) is the de facto national language. Although there is no official language at the federal level, some laws—such as U.S. naturalization requirements—standardize English. In 2010, about 230 million, or 80% of the population aged five years and older, spoke only English at home.