English as a Global Languag

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ENGLISH AS A GLOBAL LANGUAGE - THREAT TO SMALL LANGUAGES
Slađana Butković University of Applied Sciences ˝Nikola Tesla˝ Gospić, Croatia Katica Balenović, Faculty of Teacher Education in Rijeka, Croatia Vesna Grahovac-Pražić, Faculty of Teacher Education in Rijeka, Croatia

ENGLISH AS A GLOBAL LANGUAGE THREAT TO SMALL LANGUAGES
English becomes a global language of communication perception of English - a language of cultural prestige the promotion of monolingualism and monolingual mentality is set in favour of English! Monolingualism in favour of English - regarded as a guarantee,a necessary precondition to modernity and progress multilingualism - associated with underdevelopment and economic, social and political backwardness

CROATIAN LANGUAGE AND GLOBALISATION
What about the fate of the national languages? Globalisation = the neutralisation of individual differences Today, we observe unselective assuming and influence of English

CROATIAN LANGUAGE AND GLOBALISATION
On Croatian television:

we watch soap operas, TV hosts report from the green room, and we watch the performers on stage. avoiding the use of adjectives is common noun + noun structure has become dominant in use (Motovun film festival, Zagreb Dox .....)

THE FUTURE OF ENGLISH AS A GLOBAL LANGUAGE
Is there another language that could jeopardise the status of the English language today? alternative in another global language alternative methods of communication (an automatic translation by computer) the Chinese language? the increasing promotion of national, linguistic and cultural identity of other states and nations English as the European lingua franca = a means of creating a new identity and a common mechanism

NEED FOR LEARNING ENGLISH IN THE CONTEXT OF SOCIETY GLOBALISATION Atkinson’s need for achievement = achieving success and motivation, avoiding failure Brindley’s two types of needs: - objective = problems of learning, level of knowledge of the laguage

- subjective =...
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