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The Future of the English Language
A discussion on the future of the English language.
# 133393 | 2,000 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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The paper argues that the future of the English language promises to be an eventful one. The paper asserts that for instance, there is every possibility that the language will continue to divide and sub-divide in much the same way as the ancient Indo-European language of which it is a descendant divided and sub-divided over time. Further, the paper posits that one can reasonably expect to see the denotative and, especially, connotative meanings of words change as societal attitudes and perceptual paradigms change. Lastly, the paper proposes that as society evolves and new innovations muscle their way to the fore, new words and expressions will enter the lexicon - helped along by the fact that English has always been very good at borrowing from other languages when striving to find an apt descriptor for a new "thing" or phenomenon. In the end, the paper concludes that the English language will continue to grow more dynamic, larger, and will most likely continue to freely take from other languages.

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