English: Language of controversy - for iPod/iPhone

English: Language of controversy - for iPod/iPhone

The Open University

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Is English a force for good? What have been the ramifications of this language’s dominance in ex colonies and also throughout the world? We debate how local languages have suffered as a result of the spread of English and investigate the consequences of its influence on indigenous communities. Language campaigner Neville Alexander provides a South African perspective on the negative aspects of a language when it begins to represent economic and p...Read More
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Language choice in South ...

12 Aug 2011 | 10 mins 19 secs

Language choice in S...

12 Aug 2011 | 10 mins 19 secs

The politics of learning ...

12 Aug 2011 | 10 mins 26 secs

The politics of lear...

12 Aug 2011 | 10 mins 26 secs

Why has the rise of Engli...

12 Aug 2011 | 13 mins 15 secs

Why has the rise of ...

12 Aug 2011 | 13 mins 15 secs

The position of English t...

12 Aug 2011 | 25 mins 23 secs

The position of Engl...

12 Aug 2011 | 25 mins 23 secs