Because losing your language is not something you’ll ever have to worry about; thanks to the glory days of the British Empire”. He don’t actually see the British Empire as “glory days” but a lot of English people do. He makes these people look like fools when later in the article he starts to mention all the negative aspects about England. He also uses some kind of imagery when he says; “The Welsh language has declined so rapidly because the English placed a pillow over its face and smothered it”. This makes the problem seem much more awful to
“The result of this that the United States has a rapidly growing population of people-often native born-who are not proficient in English” (Mujica,2003). However, Mujica used another statistics from the world about English language “Many nations showed almost unanimous agreement on the importance of learning English. Examples include Vietnam, 98 percent; Indonesia, 96 percent...” (Mujica,2003). Diversity of many cultures and their languages define the beauty and national pride of one country and then any changes and modifications of the language affect its structure. It is commonly said that a language of a country equals its
Through the centuries, the English language has grown to become a language spoken across the globe, causing an increase of non-native speakers of English. According to Baker (2009), a ‘straightforward association between the English language and the traditional inner circle English-speaking countries is not sustainable, particularly the United Kingdom and the United States.’ Baker claims that this is due to the ‘multifarious uses of English globally.’ This means that the language differences between speakers from the inner and outer circles and speakers from the expanding circle (Kachru, 1982) might cause problems in ELF communication. Surprisingly, it is not the non-native speakers who struggle the most, but the native speakers, who experience difficulties while communicating in an ELF environment. This literature review will look at different stances on native speaker problems in international business and education environments. Native speakers seem to be at a natural disadvantage in ELF contexts, considering the definition of the term itself.
A nation should guard its languages more than its territories – `tis a surrer barrier, a more important frontier than fortress or rivers.”( p.49 ). Nowadays most people speak two or more languages and a large proportion of the world’s population is bilingual. It’s not like if you’re from England you must speak just English or if you’re from France you must speak just french. Bilingualism is present in practically country of the world, in all classes of society, and in all age groups. In fact, this is difficult to find a society that is genuinely monolingual.
Jamme Omar A. Biscocho 9-Neon Puritanism and Today One of the most of widely used languages in the world is English. To some, it may seem simple. However, what most of the people who use it do not know is that the English language came from a rich heritage. The sheer number of English words and dictionaries is attributed to its spectacular history. Years of cultural diversity, and blending made English as it is now.
They also seem to think that the presence of this language will make many minority languages disappear. Or worse, make all other languages useless. Nevertheless, people often use “a person only needs one language to talk to someone else” as an argument for why we should only use one language. However, if one world language is set in place, the others will easily fade away. The English seems to be in a mindset where they believe that “let the fittest survive, and if the fittest happens to be English, so be it” and that English being the Lingua Franca was a happy accident.
English continues to be widely recognized as the language of business throughout the world and it will maintain and grow even more dominant. In the past speaking English as a second language was a marker of the ‘elite’ but nowadays is a basic skill that people should have (Dorie, C. 2012). It is often perceived by the younger population that does not have English as their first language (L1), that speaking English will lead to a prosperous career later in life. This paper looks into why Thailand has and is experiencing so many problems with its citizens learning or acquiring English as a foreign language. Furthermore, the research examined in this paper identifies common mispronunciation of English words by Thai learners especially mispronunciation of English consonant clusters and predominately final consonant sounds.
During the last few decades, English language has become one of the most worldwide spoken languages throughout the globe. However, most people in the province of Mendoza think that learning a second language is simply an option, not a necessity. Actually, most professionals in a variety of areas consider that a second language is merely a choice. Nevertheless, there are certain professions that do require English for the effective development of their activities. Some of them are quite easy to identify, while others are definitely not the first ones that come to mind.
Consumers are regarded as significant stakeholders and advertising is the best tool one can use to communicate with them, whether it is for announcing product launches, price promotions, or product availability. In the non-English-speaking world, English seems to be the most favoured language of product and company naming (Bhatia 2006: 606). In intercultural communication, English is one of the official languages in countries such as Canada, India, Ireland, and the Philippines, and it is commonly taught as a foreign language. Furthermore, in the field of media, some consumers prefer English, especially the American variety, because of the influence of American films, television programs and pop music. (Martin 2006: 589) According to Sergey (year), the English language, at present, is the language of international communication and globalization, an interesting phenomenon being introduced in advertising all over the world.
English has gradually emerged as the most prominent of the global languages; it is the means of communication for science, academia, news, media, economics, technology, and international politics. Consequently, English education has become a fundamental component of national curriculums across the globe. Non-native students from all walks of life see English as a necessity if they wish to become successful in any number of disparate fields. Whilst writers such as Crystal (2003) see the globalisation of English as a positive, allowing the international community to communicate with ease whilst simultaneously increasing global interdependence, others see it as an imposition, one that perpetuates the dominance of English-speaking countries internationally. Discontentment at the promotion of English over a native language is far from a new phenomenon.