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English Language Ownership
An examination of the controversy over who the English belongs to.
# 125017 | 1,000 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (British) , Language (English: Linguistics)

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This paper discusses the controversy over whether the English language "belongs" only to native English speakers or equally to those who speak creole languages who come from places that the British colonized, starting in the 17th century.

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"The sordid story of the linkages between what has been called the age of discovery the New World and the African slave trade is not unknown. Only in the latter half of the ...th century did linguists as a group acknowledge that the history of the English spoken as it made its way around the world had much to answer for as it encountered African cultures. The story of the Blacks in history is surrounded by controversy and polemic. The story of their language, the..."

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