Rethinking who owns english today – PART II

Rethinking who owns english today – PART II


Reassuming the discussion about the ideias which English grammar books promote, we asked:
But, why we must trust in these traditional argues? Why its related to the insistent ideia referred above?

The data used by researchers of the article contained in Face-to-face books can be contested, as well as any statistical data, because other projections shows others world languages. For example, Spanish is the most spoken language in some regions at United States. In addition to, English population is more old than Spanish population if it considered that only Australian population can increase next year times. In other side, in Latin American countries – where Spanish is spoken , there is a young population and a economic moment of increase, differently from most English countries, which sojourn periods of recession. Its important to add Mandarin in researches, since the most population of world is at China. Therefore, although English be the official language of world, major in books and internet, it have to be attention to new economies that can will be very important to next decades. Alterity of English language (variants spoken in India, Australia, South Africa, etc) also must be considered in English grammar books. Perhaps, this alterity excluded was the most important tactic for the present status of English.

Jean Louis Calvet, one of the few french linguists to thinking about politics of linguistics in published books:

http://www.potomitan.info/bibliographie/linguistique.php

An interesting video about the history of english language policies:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFfQBDIJLuE

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