The Mother Tongue - Chapter 12 English as a World Language Summary & Analysis

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1. Traduction is expensive (around $15 per word)

2. Stores

2.1. It is globalized

3. English is the most global of languages

3.1. It is bussiness language

4. 300 million and 400 million of people speak English as first language

5. Usually English words are taken just as they are

5.1. English is frequently studied and stimulated because it has become imited bye a lot of countries

6. The borrowed words grow

6.1. japon is the coutry that have taken more English words than any other

6.2. Some words

7. Sometimes new words are made up

7.1. CREOLE: A person is speaking English or something that is like English but is really a quite separate language

8. FRANCE:Language law

8.1. 1986 The president Francois declared that France was in war with Anglo Saxon

8.2. E.g. France did not deal an agreement due to misunderstanding

9. English television broadcast

10. In many places English is widely resented as a symbol of colonialism.

11. Frequency and gravity of misunderstandings owing to difficulties of translation

12. People have been trying for over a century to devise a neutral, artificial language

13. Fifty three universal languages were proposed(1880-1907)

13.1. E.g. Esperanto, Anglic, Volakup, Dales and seaspeak

14. Morphology, syntax, and idiom are far more difficult

15. Anglic won some influential endorsements

16. Seaspeak(maritime language) in order to reduce confusion by establishing set phrases

17. misunderstanding provoque issues among countries.