How fast is the English language expanding?

According to new research, the English language has doubled in size over the last century and continues to grow 'by 8,500 words a year and now stands at 1,022,000 words.' This growth is accelerating:

The language has grown by more than 70 per cent since 1950 .... The previous half century it only grew by 10 per cent.

Which language has the most words? 

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