CULTURE AND THE USE OF ENGLISH
Published: 19 Aug 2015
Abstract: The growing prominence of regional and local varieties of English changes the way people approach English in the 21-st century, and the most important aspect they will have to take into consideration is the link between language and culture. This (culture) becomes multi-faced, taking into account the diversity of the people who speak English around the world, and there is no single formula for how to handle issues of culture in using a foreign language. Sometimes speakers of English need to diverge from what they have been taught in order to make themselves understood to other speakers of English from around the world. The present paper analyses the use of English language in different communities around the world, referring to the preservation and revival of English/Englishes and to the way in which people who wish to communicate internationally should use this language.
Keywords: varieties of english, discourse, different cultures, native speakers, non-native speakers of english
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