The imperial past does explain why English has spread worldwide.
Europe Asia Africa North South America Australia United Kingdom Ireland India, Malaysia, Borneo, New Guinea, Hong Kong Kenya, Rhodesia, South Africa Canada USA Australia, New Zealand
· 2. Every one of them began with exploration, but the circumstances in which colonies were settled were very different.
· 3. English remains very important in India after independence but as a second language learned for a variety of purpose, including international
· 4. The world of the late 20th century needs an international language.
· 5. English is not ideally suited to international use.
· 6. No natural language can be politically and culturally neutral. An artificial language can be.
· 7. Artificial languages can be designed to be easily and quickly learned. They too have serious
drawbacks and so do simplified versions of natural languages.
· 8. Although interest in Basic English is not high at present, a simplified version of English, perhaps Nuclear English offers promise for the future.
Lecture 1 | The Classification of Words in Post-Structural Traditional Grammar | Pronoun | Noun and Its Categories. | The Problem of Gender in English | A general outline of the adjective | The Adverb | The Verb. The Categories of Person, Number, Tense, Aspect and Temporal Correlation | Functional classification | The Particle |