Can non-native speakers influence English?

As at 2006, English was the first language of more than 300 million people and second language of more— guess you know what that means at present.

On English language, Professor Barbara Seidlhofer of the University of Vienna asserts:

“…roughly only one out of every four users of the language in the world is a native speaker. This means that most interactions in English take place among ‘non-native’ speakers…”

Consequently, non-native speakers will continue to influence the language, and their versions will eventually find their way into future English dictionaries.

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