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How English became a global language

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Transcript of How English became a global language

How English became a
GLOBAL LANGUAGE
Timeline
It all started...
First one out
Native population
Taxes
American revolution
Canada
1607 - 1783
1788 - today
Prisoners
Mass settlement
British people
New Zealand
Maori warriors
1858 - 1947
Important
Exporting materials - spices and tea
Huge population
Forced to learn English
1899 - 1910
Forced to learn English
Several tribes
Many languages
Apartheid
1760 - 1840
Industrial revolution
German = Leading language in the market
E.g. in Norway
WWI
1914 - 1918
Germany = Enemy
Business = Impossible
USA = Most important supplier
Communication in English
WWII
BE dominated
AE grows
After WWII = Europe in ruins
Marshall Aid
Soviet =
Enemy

Soviet collapsed
Today
1939 - 1945
AE dominates the media
movies and music
the industrial world
Electronic devices
Job
Medication, Science and diplomacy
Communication
Who speaks English today?
Inner circle
E.g. USA, UK and Australia
320-380 mill
Native tounge
Middle circle
Outer circle
150 - 300 mill
Administrative language
E.g. Philippines, Pakistan and South Africa
Foreign language
E.g. Norway, Spain and Netherlands
100 - 1000 mill
Example
Sources
http://www.daria.no/skole/?tekst=9659
http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Englands_historie
http://www.englishtown.com/community/channels/article.aspx?articleName=93-global
http://www.englishclub.com/english-language-history.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_English_language
http://www.macmillandictionaries.com/MED-Magazine/July2005/32-New-Word-Hinglish.htm
http://www.daria.no/skole/?tekst=9659

The three circles
Passage, page.49-54
Styrkenotat


Our conclusion
- Norwegian culture and language
- Identity
- Bridge
- War and misunderstandings
.- Diplomatic solutions

Hindi + English = Hinglish
Chips, party, dinner and lunch
Pressure on the "D"




Future

Lingua franca
Global language
Chinese and spanish
Spanish - better chance


Future

ENGLISH, SPANISH
OR
CHINESE ?
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