Thursday, December 30, 2010

Topic: English and Culture

Question: What is the effect of the uses of English in countries beyond the U.S. and Britain?

Answer: In countries other than the U.S. and Britain, English is used as the language of technology, but these countries distinguish and separate the language and the culture.

Comment: East vs. West. English may be the lingua franca, but the countries outside the U.S. and Britain want nothing to do with the culture that is associated with the language. RayS.

Title: “Negotiating Cultural Identities Through Language: Academic English in Jordan.” Anne-Marie Pedersen. College Composition and Communication (December 2010), 283-310.

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