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The future of Global English
Transcript of The future of Global English
de la Lengua Inglesa
Diana Edú Barbosa Hernández
Genaro Maldonado Baltierrez
María Teresa Hernández Loera
The social history of English, identifies a major domain of modern society, then discusses the extent to which it now uses or depends upon English.
The language is alive and well, and that is global future is assured.
and cultural identity
The future of global English
What kinds of development could impede the future growth of English?
Mozaic of Cultures
The rejection of English
To give millions a knowledge of English is to enslave them...
The Kenyan author,
Ngugi Wa Thiong'o,
who chose to reject English as the medium of expression
Distancing or rejection
In Tanzania, English was jointly official with Swahili until 1967
In Malaysia, the National Language Act of 1967 disestablished English as a joint official language, giving sole status to Malay.
English has begun to increase is prestige
In 1996, Algelia opted to make English its chief foreign language in schools, replacing French.
The state of Padania in Northern Italy, also in 1996, some secessionists were citing English as a more acceptable candidate for a lingua franca than standard Italian.
If they write in English their work will have the chanced reaching a worldwide audience
But to write in English may mean sacrificing their cultural identity.
Any decision to reject English has important consequences for the identity of a nation, and it can cause emotional ripples around
the English-speaking world.
Contrasting attitudes: the US situation
The onslaught of "Americanisms"
There is the closet of links between language and power. If anything were to disestablish the military or economic power of the USA, there would be inevitable consequences for the global status of the langague.
The millions of people learning English in orden to have access to this power would begin to look elsewhere.
Emerson project law (1995)
English Language Empowerment Act
USA is comprised of individual and groups from diverse ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds.
USA has benefited fro this rich diversity.
To preserve unity in diversity, and to prevent division.
The English is a language of opportunity in the USA.
To help immigrants better assimilate and take full advantage of economic and occupational opportunities.
By learning the English language immigrants will be empowered with the language skills and literacy necessary to become responsible citizens and productive workers.
English is the language of official business of the Government.
Any monetary saving derived of this Act should be used for the teaching of the non-English speaking immigrants the English language.
English Plus Resolution of the Linguistic Society of America (1995)
It recommended that the US government should pursue policies that:
Expanding educational opportunities.
Conserve and develop the Nation's linguistic resources to learn or maintain skills in other language.
Prevent the extinction of their languages and cultures.
Continue to provide services in language other than English as need to facilitate access to essential functions of government.
Recognize the importance of multilingualism to vital American interest and individual rights.
Today there are thousands of differences between British and American English - two countries, as George Bernard Shaw once put it "divided by a common language".
With little or no education,having to cope as best they could with harsh physical conditions, the conquerors of the West became freely innovative in their language.
These new Englishes are somewhat like the dialects we all recognize within our own country.