3. The spread of English

3. The spread of English - The spread of English Early...

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The spread of English
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Early modern English It was a lighter language with a preponderance of monosyllabic words, and sounds that are on the whole easy to pronounce. It was flexible and had few grammatical endings
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“Small reache” “The English tongue is of small reache, stretching no further than this island of ours, nay not there over all” (by Richard Mulcaster, the most famous educator of his day in England 1582).
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Different varieties on the island =
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Expanded reach How English Teachers Can Save the World (by Charles Harrington Elster) A speech delivered to the San Diego chapter of the California Association of Teachers of English (CATE) in 2002 “Today the English language is booming. We are witnessing the most rapid period of growth—in the number of speakers as well as in new words and meanings— since the great flowering of English during the Elizabethan era.
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In the 20th century, English displaced French as the language of diplomacy. English is the language used in international aviation. It has become the lingua franca of the global marketplace, partly because of its insatiable appetite for foreign words and phrases like “lingua franca”.
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English is the preferred language at academic conferences and in scientific publishing, and it is the
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This note was uploaded on 08/19/2011 for the course SSA 4930 taught by Professor Essegbey during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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