The idea of the English language today entails globalisation, in other words connecting across borders effectively through a widespread common language. Whether it be when conducting political agendas, sharing knowledge for innovative future projects or express a diverse cul-tural fascination, English is the preferred language to use. However, English is not seen as the perfect global language. As Masani states, “Most of the political hostility to English now comes from extreme regional chauvinists who condemn it as a Trojan horse of globalisation, trampling on local identities.” This paper argues how the spread of the British Empire during the 19th century and the globalisation during the 20th century has changed English from a language
Introduction A language achieves a real global status when it develops a special role that is recognized in every country. This might seem like stating the obvious, but it is not, for the notion of special role has many facets. A global language is spoken internationally, which is learned by many people as a second language, the most popular one being English. The main reason the language exist is because of a strong power-base, political and military and economic. Linguists argues whether the simplicity of the English language is the main reason of it becoming a global language.
English in the Modern World Language is an important tool that we use nowadays. In the first place, we are not only using it to creating an idea or for communicating, but also to build friendship in a work or educational ties. We can communicate without language by using signs. Language can open our minds and develops our personality. The more language we know the better we will be.
Straight line classic assimilation states that over time immigrant groups resemble native individuals in terms of language, beliefs, values, and customs (Notes 1/29). In this theory, it describes how assimilation is inevitable at that immigrant groups are the only group to experience change, hence unidirectional. In this specific theory, I believe that positive aspect would have to be the consideration of change taking place over the course of
English is an global language it is not only proved through these quotations or statements but it also proved worldwide as everyone of us wherever we go if we speak English people can understand it regardless of the fact that this language is not their mother language it’s the second language. It is such a universal language that everyone of us either they are politicians or they are news casters or television anchors they use English language. Signs and advertisements in hotels and restaurants even the menu is also in English language. From this it is clearly understood the global importance and the universal acceptance of the English Language. So now
It can be said that Babel (2006) is an useful resource for learning intercultural communication as it clearly illustrates the cultural dimensions such as individualism versus collectivism, high versus low power distance by actualizing the abstract theories in books into undestandable practice in specific setting. If go further study, many other cultural dimensions like masculinity versus fermininity and future orientation versus humane orientation also can be easily and lively shown. Indeed, the film could give its audiences more than the entertainment of a normal drame, it is the knowledge about people, language and culture beyond the nation’s
(Crystal, 181) Some people say that English has a status of a global language because its grammar is simple but Greek and Latin’s grammar is more complex and they had military power in past. Therefore, English succeeded in gaining a status of a global language by playing important role in the world. There is also another cause that English can play important role in the world. A common language is needed for an international institution as lingua franca and countries which have English as a native language as the significant role. (Crystal, 185) Since people started to trade, lingua franca, which is a common language used among people who have different native language, was created.
ENGLISH AS AN OFFICIAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN INDIA When here comes a question "Which universal phenomena we have in the world", there probably must be "air, life, communication, culture, languages..." and after that it goes without saying that we should make an emphasis: "English or better to say The English Language". Have you ever thought about of the prevalence of the English language? The power of it must not be underestimated as it is one of the strongest elements of globalization. So as a result in 2014 we have 58 sovereign states and 21 non-sovereign entities where English is an official language. At the same time many country subdivisions have declared English the official language at the local or regional level.
3) As an international language in a local sense, English becomes embedded in the culture of the country in which it is used. 4) As English is an international language in a global sense, one of its primary functions is to enable speakers to share with others their ideas and culture. McKay (2003) states that it is up to the local educators to determine what linguistic information, cultural content and teaching methodology are most appropriate for the local context so that learners could use English to tell others about their own culture. This, she says, implies that there is no need to internalize the cultural norms of the inner-circle countries and, furthermore, EIL becomes de-nationalized. Learning English may be seen as possibilities for learners to communicate their ideas and
Language use involves appropriate linguistic behaviour in the areas of sounds, words, sentence construction, vocabulary and communication of meaning. Because of the vast nature of human language, sometimes, the selection and combination of language items result in inappropriate usage, especially in nonnative linguistic contexts such as Nigeria. New English patterns have emerged in the English spoken and written by nonnatives. Due to interconnection between education and competence and performances, one would expect that the level of performance in English among educated elite in the country will approximate that of standard British variety of English and contain less inappropriate features, especially in grammar, but this is not always the