Britons and Americans no longer own English

The Brexit circus and the unpopularity of United States President Donald Trump are causing apprehension about the future of the Anglosphere, the cultural, intellectual and political influence of the core English-speaking nations: Britain and the US.

As a non-native English speaker who works in the Anglosphere, though, I'm not worried about that; Americans and Britons are merely facing increasing competition from within their accustomed domain rather than from without.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 05, 2019, with the headline 'Britons and Americans no longer own English'. Print Edition | Subscribe