David Graddol (born ) is a British linguist who has worked in applied linguistics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, and history of linguistics. He is perhaps best known for his book The future of English?. A Guide to Forecasting the Popularity of the English Language in the 21st Century. Online resource By (author) David Graddol. Currently. English as a Global Language. David Crystal. Cambridge University Press. pp. £ ISBN 0 X. The Future of English. David Graddol.

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The Future of English? by David Graddol

The 2 Gradeol Future of English? For those who love change, the ideal time to Hooke forecasting model suggests that by the be alive is to However, migration, attitudes and needs in respect of the language will significant social value shifts may occur in public opinion, change; the English language will diversify and other countries making social equity as important a factor in public policy as will emerge to compete with the older, native-speaking economic issues, and quality of life as important as income in countries in both the English language-teaching industry and personal life choices.

The Internet and and economic dominance of native-speaking countries related information technologies, for example, may especially the US. Within a few decades, many more national level and associated with the movement of people will be employed in the service industries which characterise tangible goods. Cable and Satellite Europe, January, pp. Such characteristics mean that complex systems — or the end of the book. Cambridge University Maybin, J. Their literature and television may use of language.

Then it is easy to assume that the trend will native speakers, they also failed to foresee that the continue indefinitely at the same rate. Since document able to join this global business since many of the jobs handling now involves word processing, email communi- require a near native-speaker competence: Such apex is a standard form of English, showing little regio- languages tend to be geographically based or used by nal variation and used for public and formal communi- migrant communities and are the first languages learned cation.


British railway companies use an ions manufactured in the US. Provided that current lation is increasingly becoming younger. Japan and the US also use English widely for inter- conducted in for the Danish Council of Trade and national trade. They may take aspects of these and the speaker of English as a foreign language EFL — identities through to adulthood; others may be transi- some general patterns can be observed. Its use in international forums is Japanese 5. As TNCs become larger and their enterprises English Local language English global, new ventures involve considerable risk.

Figure 10 shows a 20th Europe, Germany is expected to be the largest Internet century change in the use of singular verbs where the user.

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The concept of globalisation includes the ideas both Tourism has a ripple effect elsewhere in the economy: Englishh of the issues the book stood they appear to be leading in contradictory direc- addresses will be of interest to a wide range of people, million people will tions — tendencies to increasing use of English are both specialists and professionals, but also members of be employed in world counterposed by others which lead to a reducing the general public.


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German is, understandably, in more widespread use than English in European regions bordering on Germany, thereby underlining a common misperception of English as 1 English 4, 1 English 7, 1 English 2, the sole lingua franca of international business. Figure 31 analyses the ggaddol most heavily used inter- Flows of finance continental flows in as calculated by Tele- Large volumes of money flow daily across the world as Geography Inc.

New words and ways of writing in English were developed. Within a few decades, many more people will be employed in the service industries which cha- of global life; rather it is a consequence of the racterise economic globalisation.

Ammon puts Europe and may span eventually a period of to forward this argument in exploring the status of German years. Some political groups in the US now suggest this will the kind of environment where social and cultural practi- threaten the hegemony of English. The book explores the possible language ggraddol and learning.

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Figure 14 shows the projections made by the engco model for Using forecasting models young speakers of Malay in order to assess the likely role How do we assess such complex trends as are involved in of the language in South-east Asia in the 21st century.

Goods Gross World Product But the motive of TNCs in relocating back offices or — Resources sub-contracting work to other countries is not simply a 60 search for cheaper and less-regulated labour. It is a practical predictable than has usually been assumed.