Countries where English is an official language from Wikipedia. Speaking Standard English for most Nigerian leaders is Important, but it is not necessary for them. Even today, there is a certain amount of resentment in some countries towards the cultural dominance of English, and particularly of the USA. Primary Stage English This page was last edited on 3 November , at As we have seen, a global language arises mainly due to the political and economic power of its native speakers. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development.
Latin remained the language of the church and of learning. Presidential Spouses and Partners: Nowadays is Catalan which is imposed to Spanish speakers here in Catalonia very much like French in Quebec ,please remember that. Is it under threat, and if so, what can be done about it? One opponent of the Bill — a congressman — didnt see the point, stating — and i quote:
Thanks so much Diya for your contribution, much appreciated! You think my logic is flawed? Examples of this can still be found in Brittany and Flanders Belgium. English gives us a big advantage when it comes to international commerce, entertainment and the internet. For the book by Robert Phillipson, see Linguistic Imperialism.
As we have seen, a global language arises mainly due to the political and economic power of its native speakers. Switzerland, Canada, Singapore, etc manage to coexist, on the whole, quite peaceably. Order by newest oldest recommendations. So the reason people do one set of performative acts rather than another is their usefulness. She is currently running a corpus-based research project on spoken academic English as a lingua franca the ELFA corpus. Despite living in America, we see international meetings where leaders of many countries all speak English to communicate with each other.