Only in the places that either kept their independence or where the Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Dutch had done the same, was English not spoken. As a result, standardised English writing became a powerful tool in the hands of government, church and school in asking the peoples of the British Isles to see themselves as one. Its importance in the global market place therefore cannot be understated, learning English really can change your life. English is the language one needs to be successful. The root of the word is the Angles, a tribe that migrated through northern Europe and ended up in the British Isles along with the Saxons. If so — then why are you using it? English as an International Language: Perspectives and pedagogical issues. I think the main reason as stated is e availability of content.
Many foreign actors down through the years have learned to speak in English you have to speak the language to be the part of the game! This stipulation that everyone has to use English, although working extremely well most of the time, has nevertheless caused deaths due to miscommunication when one or more parties have not made themselves understood e. Crucially, though, it was the language of the powerful leaders and administrators and of the Roman military - and, later, of the ecclesiastical power of the Roman Catholic Church - and this is what drove its rise to arguably global language status. As a result, team dynamics and performance can suffer, compliance may be unreliable, cohesiveness may faction, employees may stop sharing needed information, and good people may terminate their employment. Eventually, since Middle English was spoken by far the largest part of the population, it became the dominant language in England; and by the 14th century, it was well on the way to becoming the national language, not just for everyday life, but for administration and literature too. Dynamic, accurate, machine translation in to audio is exceptionally hard, in to writing it is still very hard. Many computer languages are built on the back of the English language. Modern English In recent times, as English has become a global language, used in different places all over the world, it has become a much richer language than in the past.
It may surprise you that I find German, for instance, far easier, past the initial difficulties of gender etc. I am very surprised that none of the answers has mentioned the obvious: English is simple. The English language is dominat in the field of business for many reasons namely: ease of learning and speaking. Sub-titled films from Hollywood have given millions of non-English speakers the chance to imitate James Cagney, Marilyn Monroe, Robert De Niro and Harrison Ford. Original influences from overseas The English Language can be traced back to the mixture of Anglo-Saxon dialects that came to these shores 1500 years ago. I fully agree with Johannes and I am firmly convinced that the dominant language changes over time. This power took these roots following the industrial and scientific revolution and it was considered the first world power with France in the centuries 16, 17, 18, 19 and early 20th century.
It has become obsolete and severely outdated. There are also a set of audio clips that shed light on some of the more recognisable features of Asian English and Caribbean English. Article related: Wil Wil is a writer, teacher, learning technologist and keen language learner. Right now English is the international language, true, but several generations from now, who will know? However, if the alternative is Mandarin, wouldn't that be even more difficult for more people, as it does not use an alphabet? It continues to change Selfie, Hashtagging, Blogging, Smasual, etc. This is a forgotten story by Charles Dickens. Mr Ostler acknowledges that so far such software is a disappointment even after 50 years of intense research, and an explosion in the power of computers. The cultural Context in Foreign Language Teaching.
This, apparently, is sometimes due to cheating in English exams. And it was just at the right moment. Modern English has a great deal of French vocabulary, and some French grammar, but it remains a Germanic language. At the same time, England was one of the most active trading countries in world. In the past it was about religion and intellectual debate. My personal belief is that in a hundred years or so, there will be an English based language that will have absorbed a lot from other languages, and become more of a useful working language. And besides this, many Japanese have moved from Japan to other countries, spreading the language around.
Its spelling, pronunciation, phrasal verbs, slang, idiomatic expressions are far from being simple. The lexicon of English has more words than any other world language, for instance. It was during the invasions of the Anglo-Saxon period that Old English was influenced by contact with , a group of dialects spoken by the , who came to control a large region in the North of England known as the. However, it seem likely that this is really only a direct threat in areas where the global language is the natural first language e. Publication and research under the Soviet sphere at that time used Russian as the medium. If you want to deny that, then i suggest you live in Never Never Land where facts are irrelevant. Some of these nations were built up from being settled by the British, others had been … conquered and were under colonial rule, but at all events, English was the official language of Government, so any non-English speaking natives of conquered countries had to learn the language to communicate with their new rulers.
No simpler than the Spanish or French versions. Welsh in Wales, French in Canada. I think you left out a couple of very important ones. The second event was a talk I recently had with a German scientist. English has become an internationally spoken language largely because of the size of the British Empire. This video answers the following question: how did a language spoken by 4 million people on an island in the north of Europe become an international language in less than 400 years? The legacy of British imperialism has left many counties with the language thoroughly institutionalized in their courts, parliament, civil service, schools and higher education establishments.
In effect, we may all need to become bilingual in our own language. The very dominance of an outside language or culture can lead to a backlash or reaction against it. But it hasn't become popular. This is the case for most verbs. I suppose that business contracts, etc.
As the nobles and scholars became more and more English over time, … the English spoken by the common people around them became more and more French. Will they always learn English? Although most former British colonies retained English as an official language after independence, some e. Esperanto But nation went on speaking to nation in peace, war, trade, migration, religion and the world of ideas. Speaking of your example with the interesting little book — both examples are actually correct! This applies to the context of global communication, where different speakers with different mother tongues come together. It is such an important language worldwide, that 80% of the information that we find in the internet is in English, take this into consideration because the internet is one the most used and effective sources of communication across the world.