Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on Main Reasons for English Popularity. It needs to be at least 2000 words.
Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on Main Reasons for English Popularity. It needs to be at least 2000 words. John Gray argues that “socially legitimated forms of language and high-status foreign languages are seen as a kind of asset, and speakers with the ability to deploy them… cultural or material advantages such as prestige, influence, or employment.” However, it is still very interesting and crucial to understanding how English managed to maintain its status throughout all these years and even to make some progress. Today parents in China, Brazil, and Russia are ready to pay much money to teach their children English. The reason for such a high status of English lies in the combination of historical, socio-political, and economic factors. The historical reason is quite obvious: due to the very long domination of the British Empire on the world arena the country has managed to colonize an incredible number of states like India, South Africa, or Australia and then spread its power there. In such a way in the former colonies of England, the language has become either primary pushing out local languages of indigenous people (as it happened in the United States and New Zealand) or became a second official language and received prestige and status of the language for the higher class. Kracht in his model of English circles explained how the spread of the English language is going on in the world. In the core of the circles, there are countries that are completely self-sufficient and provide norms, such as the United States, Britain, Australia, Canada. The second circle or Outer circle is created with the help of countries due to historical circumstances submitted to the countries of the first circle, mainly former colonies that develop and maintain the norms. The third circle composes countries in which the English language has become an important foreign language mainly to the business and media. The third expanding circle is still growing to include Europe, Indonesia, China, and post-Soviet states (Hewings & Tagg, 179). But why is English gradually .substituting local languages and expanding more and more countries and isn`t it a high time to speak about the linguicide caused by it? .