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Andy Park
English Language & Literature
Ms. Nelson
6/12/12

English as a World Language

“English as a World Language,” by Bill Bryson is about how the British and Americans spread the English Language throughout the world but they cannot learn other foreign languages. English has become the most common language now, it is known as a world language. “English as a World Language,” talks about how English became a world language and that everyone knows but they do not really want to adapt to that culture. They read and write in their own language and they watch Television in their own language even though he argues about how the English language functions throughout the world and that it would be easy for everybody to communicate since everyone knows how to speak English. This text reflects on the idea of English language functioning as the world language. Bill Bryson talks about the theme of English function as a common language for everybody and it would be easy for everyone to communicate in English in the text “English as a World Language,” in order to convince people how English is expanding throughout the whole world by using diction, epiphany, and ( imagery, allusion, irony) , so that people in general could realize how easy it can be to communicate if people learn one language. “English as a World Language,”. Bill Bryson wrote this text in 1990 and it was taken from one of his novels called the Mother Tongue. The texts about what goes in the whole world when it comes to language. The book Mother Tongue compiles the history and origins of the English Language. It discusses the issues of the Indo-European origins of English and how the English Language becomes a global language. The text was written for the kind of audiences that are native English speakers as the author is trying to insult them. This text is easy to understand so it would be written for people in all age groups. This passage was written to convince people to stick to their own...
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