The Future of Language

Samuel Victor talks about linguistic diversity and how that it may be stifling other countries who are trying to get themselves up in economic development.  He states that these countries have to spend precious resources on developing programs to teach children english.  These resources could be best spent elsewhere rather than on keeping workers in the country rather than letting them move to other countries where they could make a better living.  The use of english as the de-facto language of the business world places a hegemony on these developing countries who need to be helped rather than left in the dust, always trying to catch up.  This brings the prospect of how our language and our english speaking world is directly effecting these nations and causing them to be hurt.  With this in mind the important thing is that we do not require people who are learning english to get to native speaker level.  This will make it much more difficult for the people learning english to fit in.

http://popanth.com/article/the-future-of-language-what-will-global-lingua-franca-english-look-like

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