Recently the term World English or International English has attracted a lot of attention. Technology and globalization have both intensified the necessity of learning English as an international link language. Given this scenario, if we want to transact international business and engage in diplomatic encounters, shouldn't there be a commonly accepted standard of pronunciation? Obviously, RP and Network English are both regional varieties and they cannot be accepted as the standard. If it is so, what is International English?
A mixture of different kinds of English or an artificially created language like Esperanto?
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