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Indo-european and germanic influences english is a member of the indo-european family of languages this broad family includes most of the european languages spoken today. International journal of scientific and research publications, volume 4, issue 5, may 2014 1 issn 2250-3153 wwwijsrporg a brief history of english language teaching in india. A brief history of the english language, and its development the third most commonly spoken language with over 360 million first language speakers.
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