With the freedom to protest and speak out on subjects it has brought out some distasteful hate in the world. In the past our forefathers were not allowed to speak out against the government or its leader. There were laws put in place to discourage people for printing offensive and judgmental things towards the British government. This was one cause of the creation of our nation. The colonists were tired and decided that they would add the freedom of speech to the Constitution writing it as one of the first ten amendments( the first to be precise).
The modern China is not the once isolated Eastern civilization, but certainty a mix of diverse cultures. Taking a historical detour back to 1637, a year when the British first stepped-foot on the breath-taking yet agitating land of GuangZhou, the unfamiliar language of English was exposed to the Cantonese speaking natives. The language barriers between the two races have sparked the new language of Chinese Pidgin English, a form of language Chinese and English used to communicate. After the 1st and 2nd world war, this language has spread to other parts of China such as Shanghai, but soon started to diminish as standard English has officially became the official foreign language of China in 1981. Certainly, Chinese Pidgin English has a significant
Your organization as of late declared a "communicate in English-just" arrangement, and your manager has let you know not to ever communicate in Cantonese to your associates while at work. Second example is that if another client benefit position opens in your organization. You apply for the activity since it pays a higher pay and more customary work hours. Even though you are familiar with English, you are told by the chief that you can't be considered for the position since you talk with a Spanish articulation. Another representative who talks with a British articulation is met for the position.
Singlish is the local vernacular English in Singapore is a much debated and controversial issue in Singapore. On 14 August 1999, the then Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew highlighted the importance of speaking good English, saying that Singaporeans ought to speak good English "so that we can understand the world and the world can understand us". He also noted that Singlish was a "handicap" he did not wish on Singaporeans. Then, in April 2000 the then, Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong launched the first annual Speak Good English Movement (SGEM) campaign in Singapore. This campaign aimed to expand the use of Standard English and discouraged the use of Singlish among Singaporean.
Historical amnesia is evitable. Although most of the first world countries such as America(1) and Japan discerningly remember historical events while forgetting unfavorable significant occasions or tends, “amnesia is not an option” (2) in the process of building Singapore as a nation. Singapore is a young nation with very little history background and almost no natural resources, however, was able to pull it off as a first world country within thirty years of nation building (1997). It is a world phenomenon as Singapore emerged decades after post war period, as one of the smallest bustling ‘red dot’. It was a great ‘jump’ from a third world country (after post war), to one of the leading country in terms of economy, technology and education
It means that English is placed in a more visible position on Chinese-English signs. In a given example by Lou (2012), where a store used a bilingual sign, the brand name of the store was written in English and is placed at the center of the sign while Chinese was placed on the sides. Additionally, the inscriptions in Chinese were not a direct translation or the transliteration of the brand name but rather phrases that describe the variety of commodities sold in the store. Thus, through analyzing the code preference, Lou (2012) was also able to discover the function of English in the LL of Washington, DC’s
Some examples of these countries are India, Singapore, Malaysia, Ghana, Sri Langka and so on. According to Kachru, in these countries, English is used as a second language (ESL) as English is considered important and usually the official language but not the main language of the country. Meanwhile, countries that were never colonized but use English as a foreign language (EFL) such as China, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan were grouped under the Expanding Circle.
(as cited in He, 2004) The accents of the two varieties mentioned here, the British accent (RP) and the American accent (GA) are abidingly considered as the orthodoxies for providing norms in pronunciation teaching. (Brown, 1992) Focusing on the specific context of ELT in China, the Chinese government has made English a compulsory taught subject in primary schools from
Let’s go.” Some of us are even proud of it, claiming that Manglish represents our own identities and uniqueness. While this statement is true in its own right, changes are mandatory to address the current situation of deteriorating standard of English in the country. Worse still, some Malaysians even struggle to put phrases and words together. This phenomenon is coupled with the statement from Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Najib Razak, “Part of the reason 50,000 graduates remain unemployed is due to their weak English proficiency.” The inability to speak or write using good English can often mask some amazing talents, failing to produce aspiring
INTRODUCTION: English language entered India during the British rule. After the Battle of Plassey (1757) the British rulers expended their empire in many territories of India. During hundred years between (1757-1857 many major states of India such as Bengal and Maratha were ceded to British Empire. Kolkata became thecapital of British India and British rulers began to influence the intellectuals of India through their culture, language and literature. Some scholars think that English language and education came to India after the Macaulay’s Minute.