, when, why, how ) appear in a fronted position. 278 It is based on British English, but in recent years, because of influence from the United States, some words of American English origin have made it into Nigerian English. Topic and focus can also be established through syntactic dislocation, either preposing or postposing the item to be focused on relative to the main clause. "Chapter 9: English worldwide". Will choose a perfect template special for you. The Summit 220 (721) 65 Residential.90N 1141101.00E /.2655278N 114.1836111E /.2655278; 114.1836111 (The Summit) Locally referred to as "The Chopsticks" due to an extremely slender profile. 279 Several varieties of English are also spoken in the Caribbean Islands that were colonial possessions of Britain, including Jamaica, and the Leeward and Windward Islands and Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, the Cayman Islands, and Belize. "Languages of Wider Communication". Specialised subsets of English arise spontaneously in international communities, for example, among international business people, as an auxiliary language. It's impossible to count the number of words in a language, because it's so hard to decide what actually counts as a word. In a 2012 official Eurobarometer poll, 38 percent of the EU respondents outside the countries where English is an official language said they could speak English well enough to have a conversation in that language. Three circles of English-speaking countries Braj Kachru distinguishes countries where English is spoken with a three circles model.