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10-Ling 122-3 - the Story of English

10-Ling 122-3 - the Story of English - Ling/Asia 122...

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Unformatted text preview: Ling/Asia 122: English Ling/Asia as a World Language - 3 as Video: The Story of English, Part I: An English Speaking World Ling 122: The Story of English English First in Nashville Outline of the Video Introduction English in Britain English in India and South Asia English in Africa English in the U.S. World English • • • • Japan Singapore China France Anachronisms in ‘The Story of English” Soviet Union Pan Am World Trade Center Type­writers Old slang SSTs European currencies Others? The Story of English - Discussion 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. In what domains had English become a world language by 1986? Has anything changed in the last 23 years? How did Public School English (Received Standard) come to be? What kinds of attitudes do some people have toward it? Do similar attitudes exist in the U.S. toward other varieties? Other languages? Why was English maintained as an official language in India after independence? In what domains is it used? Do you know of other areas of the world where English is an official language for the same reason? Why did Creole English establish itself in Africa? What is the role of English in Africa? Are there situations that you are familiar with in which one variety is used for interpersonal communication and another is taught in school? When did American English (AE) begin to become influential in the world? What are some varieties of AE mentioned in the film that have influenced world English? Can you think of other examples? ...
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