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The English Language and Our World
A discussion on the future of the English language as a universal language.
# 120289 | 1,269 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2010 |
Published on Jun 08, 2010 in Communication (Language and Speech) , Linguistics (General) , Language (General)
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The paper discusses the field of linguistics and how linguists have been on a search to define the universal qualities that make up every natural language. The paper then addresses how the Internet causes polarization in developed countries where there is a lack of knowledge of the English language. The paper questions whether this will have an impact on a universal language, such as an international auxiliary language (IAL). The paper notes that many linguists believe that English is the most "learnable" language for non-speakers, but only time will tell if it is the language that will, indeed, become universal.
From the Paper:"In our ever-growing world, which is ever getting smaller (contrary to the term "ever-growing"), there is a question that linguists around the world have been asking: Will all languages someday be one? Anyone in the United States, especially in states like California and New York where there is a high percentage of Spanish-speaking people, have heard the word "Spanglish" - a term referred to as a cross between English and Spanish. But what about "Franglish", "Germlish", "Italish", "Russlish, "Arablish", "Hinglish", and "Chinlish" (and the list could go on and on)?"
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