2nd Midterm Study Guide

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What are the two criteria for a language to be considered as a ‘global’ language? 2. What are the three different ways of having special status for a language in individual countries? 3. What are some of the causes that can lead to a language becoming globally dominant? 4. Discuss some of the reasons according to Crystal

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2nd Midterm Study Guide2nd Midterm Study GuideUnit 5: English as a global language1. What are the two criteria for a language to be considered as a global language? 2. What are the three different ways of having special status for a language in individual countries? 3. What are some of the causes that can lead to a language becoming globally dominant? 4. Discuss some of the reasons according to Crystal (2000) as to why English was always in the right place at the right time. 5. What are the two technological developments that have stressed the need for a global lingua franca? 6. Explicate some of the potential dangers of having a global language? 7. Are there any possible threats to English as the global language? If yes, name them. 8. Trace the history of the colonization by the British Empire. 9. Schematize the three circles representing the different ways in which language has been acquired and is currently used. 10. What is the expanding circle? Give some examples. (In the expanding circle, English is taught as a foreign language T/F?) 11. Describe the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century. 12. Describe the increase in the spread of English in the media and education. 13. What were some of the innovations made in the field of computers and Internet that aided English as a global language. 14. Name the two events post 1960s that made English a truly global language. 15. Do you think that English will continue to be the most dominant and widesp

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