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David Crystal - Will English Always Be the Global Language?

  • Жарияланды 2023 ж. 20 Нау.

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  • Xx_Shadowfox_xX
    Xx_Shadowfox_xX 7 жыл бұрын +713

    I wish all our exam listening was spoken by David Crystal. I understand every word!

    • Lola D'Alba
      Lola D'Alba 6 ай бұрын

      @AKarp haha, I came here to see if someone thought about this joke too 👌👏😂

    • vera ciuffoli
      vera ciuffoli 8 ай бұрын

      I absolutely agree!!!

    • sundus
      sundus 2 жыл бұрын


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    • Ciel_ Nadouch
      Ciel_ Nadouch 3 жыл бұрын

      Thanks we don't have it

  • Stavri Llambro
    Stavri Llambro 7 жыл бұрын +209

    I could listen to him for hours and i understand every word of him.Just great...

  • Cristina Serafim
    Cristina Serafim 5 жыл бұрын +130

    My goodness! I love the way David Crystal talks about accents! It's beautiful how unbiased he is! To me, he's some inspiration to a more diversified world!

  • Lorraine Carmona
    Lorraine Carmona 4 жыл бұрын +53

    What an excellent talk. Could listen to him for hours. Will definitely show this to my students.

  • Hakkı Kaan Yüzbaşıoğlu
    Hakkı Kaan Yüzbaşıoğlu 6 жыл бұрын +170

    David is the wizard of linguistics.

  • Phin Kanika
    Phin Kanika 2 жыл бұрын +12

    MSM 566
    Thank you, David Crystal, for your outstanding speech. Global language is a fascinating topic, and I am sure many people watching this video can relate and benefit from it. The point that most resonates with me is that "power drives language." A hundred years ago, no one would have imagined that English would have become the second language in Cambodia when French was predominantly used in our society from the education system to government institutions. However, as English spoken nations have expanded their power to South East Asia coupled with globalization and the rising of the internet era, English has rapidly taken over French, making it the second language in Cambodia within a short period. This example clearly explains how language derives from the power of people speaking it. I also appreciate that you emphasize how English usage can differ from one country to another to reflect the cultural identity and how it evolves from generation to generation. It reminds me to be open-minded and consider others' perspectives in terms of language and cultural differences when communicating with diverse people to avoid unnecessary misunderstandings that could damage my relationships with them. Overall, it was an exceptional talk. I am looking forward to learning from you more about this topic in your next video. Thank you.

  • ns1
    ns1 2 жыл бұрын +10

    I found it interesting to know that English continues to be on the rise and that other countries are adopting their own versions of English. There is a strong desire for independence and identity, whether it is as a country or a company.
    Even though English is an exponentially growing language, there still needs to be adequate cross-cultural preparation for employees. If someone from Britain is going to India, where they speak English, training is still necessary. As noted in the video, there are different types of English. The person traveling to India will most likely need to understand Indian English. Not only will this preparation help someone communicate effectively, it will lessen his or her chances of becoming bias (consciously or unconsciously). When traveling abroad, “expatriates need to be…flexible, tolerant of ambiguity, and sensitive to cultural differences” (Noe , p. 476). It would not make sense to teach someone about a new culture but omit the specifics of their language merely because it falls under “English.” If someone is joining a company as a manager then it is even more crucial to understand their employees’ language. In order to influence the team, one needs to speak their language.

    • MaeMae
      MaeMae 4 ай бұрын

      Indian English is just flat out wrong & it sounds dumb. All cultures should follow standard protocols for grammar & spelling.
      It makes sense for those standards to originate where English comes from. As an American I think we need a standard form of english which should be British English.

  • Lois Farrell
    Lois Farrell 2 жыл бұрын +2

    MSM 566 As someone who speaks English for their first language I have never stopped to think just how expansive the English language has spread. It is an incredible thing to be able to take a step back and analyze the origins and the why of this phenomenon. Communication. Even though the English grammar is atrocious and complex and leaves room for obvious error, it is still the most commonly used in the world. As David Crystal points out, "there is no sign of any slacking off in that progress." I think that language is the kind of thing that is actually always changing. The dictionary is constantly revised and people adapt new lingo and phrases everyday. This is due to the fact that it is so universal. If something is used by most of the world, it is going to be tweaked and edited, unconsciously or on purpose, yet somehow the entire world stays up to date on the many changes. In respect to HR and how it parallels, I think that flexibility and communication are sisters. They learn from each other. People are good at staying up to date and I would even argue that it is essential to stay up to date, otherwise you will fall behind and fail to adequately communicate to others what you want to say. Theresa F.

  • John Breitner García Másmela
    John Breitner García Másmela 2 жыл бұрын +5

    Professor Crystal, listening to you is simply fascinating, you make we love English and Linguistics. I thank God for you existence.

  • Pincha
    Pincha 3 жыл бұрын +7

    I’m really satisfied that English is global language, such as this give us a lot of opportunities for communication, traveling and other staffs. But now a lot of English’s as American, British, Indian, Welsh and e.t.c. show us various types of English speakers. It could be a problem for learners, such as they may be puzzled by the difficulty of Choosing the one of English.
    Also based on information that Adam Chrystal gave, I realized that modern English won’t depend on ares and will have a lot of dialects-English’s, so it’s a question what the language will it be? If I start thinking about future of language I’m feeling anxious because I afraid of I won’t understand others English speakers because of many English’s in English

  • Marybeth Osazuwa
    Marybeth Osazuwa 2 жыл бұрын +3

    MSM 566
    I absolutely enjoyed watching this video and the information as well as the insight it provided. I learned a lot and realized things hadn't thought of before. Specifically about the fact that the English language is spoken so much that we in some cases view it to be the most common language for individuals. However, different people from different cultures have their own significant and universal language that is spoken regularly. There is always a history behind a language, and each language has its unique culture, background, and history that makes it significant. I like those languages bring individuals together and share cultures that we haven't discovered.

  • Анастасия Литовченко

    At first I was petrified how clean David ‘s ancient is. David told us about accents with satisfied. I totally believe in “power drives Languages”. I was disoriented at first about that phenomenon. But l felt delightful myself when I realized meaning. I like David’s thought about the secret how English become a Global Language, not bitter actually:)

  • Диана Засыпкина
    Диана Засыпкина 3 жыл бұрын +5

    Im satisfied with what Ive just heard.David Crystal speaks very well so I haven’t been puzzled by his pronunciation.About the topic of the video in the on hand it’s quite terrifying that language which is global now might not be used in future.American English is really widely used and I think some British can feel furiously about it especially the ild generation but for example the most popular songs are in American English so it’s explainable.About the dialects it’s really tens to hear some difficult dialects which you can’t understand in this case people are anxious.But as the author has said you will get used to them.

    • flaze3
      flaze3 2 жыл бұрын

      Если ты не против, несколько исправления:
      I'm satisfied
      I didn't struggle to understand him
      As regards the topic... On the one hand...
      Some Britons might feel furious about this
      The older generations
      As regards dialects,
      It's really trying/difficult to listen to...
      People can get anxious

  • Sonya Gerehanova
    Sonya Gerehanova 3 жыл бұрын +8

    The video is very informative. I am delighted! David Crystal talks about the global language, and how it can change in a while.The whole world speaks English. It is spoken in different countries, but with its accent. trends affect and commerce affect the fact that English is a global language. We don't know what kind of language will become global in 100 years, because the world does not stand still. I'm anxious about this.

  • Ekaterina Korshunova
    Ekaterina Korshunova 3 жыл бұрын +2

    I enjoyedd this video. I was satisfied with the way David Crystal spoke in such clear and understandable words. I understood everything he said. From this video, I was petrified to learn how global English is. He also mentioned dialects. I believe that dialects are a unique thing, it is very interesting to know how people pronounce the same word in different regions.

  • Дарья Шаталова
    Дарья Шаталова 3 жыл бұрын +6

    This video was very informative for me. I learned that there are so many dialects. He interesting talked about these dialects. He was tense because he did not know what would happen to the English language in the future. It turns out so many people know English and it is so diverse. I was delighted with that. People anxious about their future. But I am sure that this problem can be solved.

  • Alex
    Alex  Жыл бұрын +2

    People like David Crystal make English the great language it is today!

  • Rob Lee
    Rob Lee 2 жыл бұрын +6

    Great to see these 2 gents together, David Crystal was my Linguistics lecture at Bangor Uni, and Tony was my boss at the British Council in Poland. Thoroughly nice chaps!

  • Emily Sullivan
    Emily Sullivan 2 жыл бұрын +4

    I find this video to be very interesting. I did not realize how much language changes over many years. It is weird to think that the universal language could be very different. Its strange because even now a lot of the English language comes from the latin roots. So if there is another language is it going to be stemming from the English language. Will certain slang be transferred over or will English be left behind completely.

  • Inge Van Gysel
    Inge Van Gysel 7 жыл бұрын +31

    I believe the observation that 'power drives language' is a very accurate one! Fascinating to see how this phenomenon emerges from a combination of specific factors

    • ama kaka
      ama kaka 3 жыл бұрын +1

      but dutch is an exception. they dont want us to speak hollands sprekens in colonial era. so 99% indonesian cant speak hollands.
      and after independence year, our government forced all students to learn english.

  • Анастасия Литовченко

    At first I was petrified how clean David ‘s ancient. David talked us about accents with satisfaction. I totally believe in “power drives Languages”. I was disoriented at first about that phenomenon. But l feel delightful myself when I realized meaning. I like David’s thought about the secret how English become a Global Language, not bitter actually:)

    KAGEBUNNY 3 жыл бұрын +2

    I’m totally agree with the idea of David Crystal.You know,it’s quite sad to hear that a lot of languages are disappearing or mixing right now...Of course,English is not going to be lost because it’s a global language,but I’m talking about accent,about British English.Today there is a small part of people,who speaks British English without any additions from American English or Indian and so on.Yes, I understand why this is happening( its happening because of little easiness of American,Indian,Irish English.For example, it’s quite better to us to learn American accent,moreover in schools and universities we learning only American English(if it’s not a special school)) but I think that
    we should pay more attention to the British accent.I do not argue that it is quite difficult and the study of this language makes us anxious and puzzled,but in my opinion it's worth it, because we learn languages not only for themselves to be more successful and admire themselves, but also to preserve the culture!

  • Полина Мельникова
    Полина Мельникова 3 жыл бұрын +2

    I really liked the speech of David Crystal who spoke about different accents. He also spoke of English as a global language that is developing every day and will soon become known to all people and this is very delightful . In addition, he said that soon the American accent will dominate the British. Speaking about grammar, it is different everywhere and I think that it is very sad because it can really confuse people . It was also a shock to me that David Crystal knows a lot of languages ​​and it deserves respect!

  • Alex Kincaid
    Alex Kincaid 2 жыл бұрын

    MSM 566 - This was a very fascinating video when we think of it from the perspective of HR management and the ability to diversify, and understand the importance of diversity within business. David Crystal clearly thinks the world is gravitating towards an English based global language, and the data would support that. As he points out, regardless of whether there is ever an established universal language there will always be different dialects, different accents, and different cultural interpretations of language. Culture is very important to people, and being bale to show off that culture through language resonates, and is imbedded in our way of life. I believe, regardless of a universal language, it is incredibly important for those of us who work globally, or even nationally, to understand different language and different culture. This shows respect to colleagues, and additionally it will lead to more effective forms of communication. If we can't understand and appreciate different language or culture, colleagues won't feel valued, and ultimately communication as cooperation will not be as effective.

  • Yvonne Marshall
    Yvonne Marshall  Жыл бұрын

    We discussed some of these things in the "Language and Culture" course I took for TESL/FL (teaching English). Very interesting!

  • Francis Mausley
    Francis Mausley 3 жыл бұрын +8

    "In order to facilitate complete understanding between all people, a universal auxiliary language will be adopted and in the schools of the future two languages will be taught -- the mother tongue and this international auxiliary tongue which will be either one of the existing language or a new language made up of words from all the languages..."

  • Alexander Molina
    Alexander Molina 2 жыл бұрын +3

    MSM 566. This was an interesting video. I always wondered why English is the dominant language around the world. It now makes sense as I believe it has to do with power. Back in the old days, the powerful regimes spoke English. Does regions morphed into the powerhouses of today involving nations from the European Union and the United States. As David Crystal pointed out, countries then began wanting to talk to each other. A universal language was born. From an HR perspective, every employee needs to be on the same page. They need to speak a universal language per say. While customs and culture may differ amongst team members, the importance of speaking the same language will be primary. However, when different accents, different cultures all meet in a conglomerate meeting, the English language will eventually adapt to that newer trend.

  • Mary Thomas
    Mary Thomas 6 ай бұрын

    Excellent talk given by Dr. David Crystal, so crystal clear. 👏👏👏

  • Xeji
    Xeji 2 жыл бұрын +4

    Latin, French, Portuguese, Russian
    All languages that were lingua francas in their own respected areas, and non of them believed that one day their language will stopped being commonly used.
    Mandarin probably won't become a lingua franca, since it's actually the opposite way (chinese learning English), but other languages in countries that are having population booms light rise up to become a lingua franca in some regions

  • Wesley Pimentel
    Wesley Pimentel  Жыл бұрын +1

    For a moment I thought I had a great concentration and attention power, but, actually, it's David Crystal's power to hold people's attention.

  • Saysay Superable
    Saysay Superable  Жыл бұрын

    David Crystal is a great British Linguist! ✊

  • Kara Middle
    Kara Middle 2 жыл бұрын

    1) Неустоявшаяся глобальность латинского языка
    2) Изучение английский из-за его комфортности и широком применении в сфере покупок, общения, культуры и т.д
    3) становление английского языка глобальным
    4) Английский останется глобальным до тех пор, пока некоторые вещи не изменят свое направление
    5) доминирование американского английского над британским
    6) различие старого английского и нового из-за смены поколений
    7) изменение английского языка(грамматики, произношения) в разных странах на свой лад

  • PiPaPoPedram
    PiPaPoPedram  Жыл бұрын

    I even watched this on 1.5x speed and still understood every word he said. His style of talking his just so good to listen to.

  • Полина Мельникова
    Полина Мельникова 3 жыл бұрын +4

    This video is very informative for me. The video said that American would dominate all other languages. This is expected, but my native language is Russian and I would like it to dominate in the future, therefore this information hurts me. We really can not understand people from different countries because of pronunciation. We can perfectly understand each other on the Internet but not at all understand our foreign interlocutor in life. If the knowledge of the language is not good enough then we can use elementary errors such as the wrong articles or times. Such errors greatly distort the understanding of the main idea of ​​the interlocutor. But in my opinion, the most important part in understanding is pronunciation, because it significantly improves understanding. But I was very disorientated that Arabic is global language ( Svintsova Diana)

    • ييك لينكا
      ييك لينكا 5 ай бұрын

      Why you were disoriented about Arabic as a global language?

  • Frédéric HAUGUEL
    Frédéric HAUGUEL 3 жыл бұрын +3

    Very interesting.
    But, even if english is widely spoken around the world, it's still complicated to master, because of many things like pronounciation, vocabulary, idioms and more - many rules have to be learnt by heart, which is terrible when learning a language. According to me, it's important to get interested in other languages which have qualities that english doesn't have; for being a part of the next lingua franca for example.

    • Rae Gitano
      Rae Gitano 3 жыл бұрын +2

      Strange it's an easy language to learn by ear and communication, but getting in to the theory is the beauty. And I strongly agree with you about learning other languages.

  • नरेन्द्र उघड़े

    I could listen to him for centuries.

  • Ali Ullah
    Ali Ullah 5 ай бұрын

    David is the wizard of linguistic

  • latha bala
    latha bala 2 жыл бұрын +21

    David Crystal's voice is crystal clear!

  • April Rose Bagtasos
    April Rose Bagtasos 2 жыл бұрын

    David Crystal is a great speaker and linguist

  • Kirill Martynov
    Kirill Martynov 3 жыл бұрын +3

    The main character talks us about the importance of having one language for all world. But he says that it can be very variable. As i understand he was puzzled when his grandchildren told him the same word on the other English. So he thinks that for one global language can be a lot of different types. As an example he told that Walish is more furious and Liverpool English is more calm. Also he says that after a few years English can stop to be a global language because it can be hurt by for example Chinese. So i agree with him and it makes me delighted. Because just as a theory Russian can become a global language too.

  • Monttanaro
    Monttanaro 11 ай бұрын

    I have lived enough to learn that "always" is too much time. For the while is English but then anything can happen, let's say, for example, that a translation tool will appear in within some years and people will be able to comunicate through it without even listening the other person's voice. So many languages have come and gone as lingua franca through History. Short sightedness at its best.

  • Yeah! I like cartoons.
    Yeah! I like cartoons. 3 жыл бұрын +177

    My professor: *asks any question*
    Me: There are so many answers to this question, really.

    • Grace Younger
      Grace Younger 2 жыл бұрын +2

      he said this out loud as i read your comment wtf

  • Margherita Di Caterino
    Margherita Di Caterino 2 жыл бұрын +3

    Simply the best linguist. And show man as well.

  • Yueqing Wang
    Yueqing Wang 7 жыл бұрын +2

    where can i find the full text?!!! love it !!

  • Nicholas Stokes
    Nicholas Stokes 3 жыл бұрын

    Excellent video clip. I could listen to David for hours. Most captivating.

    • MūsTafa AleEə.
      MūsTafa AleEə. 3 жыл бұрын

      Can you tell the abstract what he actually said in this video

  • Nusrah Bi
    Nusrah Bi 10 ай бұрын +1

    Brilliant lecture!

  • MonsterElrobino
    MonsterElrobino 6 ай бұрын +3

    This video is really intresting because we learn about the reasons why they are différent English varieties. And I personally think that are should add even more new words un dictionaries . But It depend on word's deffinition and how spread the word is.

  • Muhammad Isaac
    Muhammad Isaac  Жыл бұрын

    That was so important Talk 😊😊
    Thank you so much sir

  • Esdras pinto
    Esdras pinto 5 жыл бұрын +1

    this guy rocks!

  • Abdullah K
    Abdullah K 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Very clever individual. I have read some of his books

  • Sivirism
    Sivirism 10 ай бұрын +1

    I wonder if English 2nd language speakers will influence English phonology as well. For example the /θ/ or 'th' sound, all the non-native English speakers I've encountered said that they struggled with it at first. Which makes sense, because outside of English it's a very rare sound. Perhaps because of this it will merge with either /t/, /f/ or /s/.

  • Eldah Krab
    Eldah Krab 2 ай бұрын

    That Is a perfect example how and why a language grammar and vocabulary change litteraly a language Is always envolving.

  • Chelsea Lema
    Chelsea Lema 3 жыл бұрын +62

    Are we just gonna ignore the fact that someone out there has a job as a Futurologist?

    • Mohammad Kurdish
      Mohammad Kurdish 2 жыл бұрын +1

      Lol i did not know there were Futuroligists out there

    • Afonso Tatiano
      Afonso Tatiano 2 жыл бұрын +3

      hahahahhahahahah funny but it´s true

  • Graham Morgan
    Graham Morgan  Жыл бұрын +4

    Australia accepts both American and British English spelling fyi.
    There are a lot of older people who don’t like the American spelling but it seems more precise and consistent to me.

  • Zzzzz ZZzzz
    Zzzzz ZZzzz 4 жыл бұрын +1

    I learned a lot from this video.

  • kosmopolitanna
    kosmopolitanna 7 жыл бұрын

    Linguistic accomodation or as Mr.Crystal mentioned accomodating your accents with the other person we like is another term for mirroring, isn't it? Anyway what has been discussed there it is spot on indeed. This idea of Mcdonalds fostering the present Continuous in daily speech is especially intriguing.

  • Carlos Flores
    Carlos Flores  Жыл бұрын +1

    This same statement was made when I was a 10 year-boy some years ago, and look at me now, I speak English since 3 years ago.

  • John Ashtone
    John Ashtone 5 жыл бұрын +9

    I would point David Crystal to a book published back in 1955, by S.H. Steinberg, called five hundred years of printing. In it Steinberg points out that one of the main reasons English was popular as a language in the printed word was down to the Alphabet, and in particular fonts that are English particular.
    Also English is Democratic, it is not controlled by any one person or organisation.
    And this is one reason why for the foreseeable future English will remain the 'International' language.

  • Dewa Satya
    Dewa Satya 2 жыл бұрын +3

    He's genius

  • Lucía Ponce
    Lucía Ponce 2 жыл бұрын +19

    I really love HOW he talks!

  • CZ-PC
    CZ-PC 2 ай бұрын +1

    Probably atleast until it merges with another language or morphs into something else entirely.
    A few reasons (in my eyes)
    1) Chinese (the main competition) is far too complicated for most people to learn.
    2) English already incorporated multiple different languages into itself with many words.
    3) Existing documentation. Obviously this is a big one, just the act of changing the status quo is a massive endeavor.
    4) It uses a more common alphabet as opposed to Asian styled writing which is something else entirely.
    5) China probably won't beat the US in terms of global influence in the next few decades as originally predicted due to some disastrous policies hurting it's rapidly aging population.
    Spanish vs English on the other hand is a much harder discussion. But it's ultimately the same result. Spanish doesn't have a major nation pushing it's use like China or the US. Hell there's gonna be more Spanish speakers in the US than anywhere else soon depending on who you ask.

  • BP Mix
    BP Mix 2 жыл бұрын +1

    you can say he makes things.... Crystal clear

  • Esther bee
    Esther bee 2 жыл бұрын +1

    He is fantastic at doing accents.

  • Amrit Kaur
    Amrit Kaur 2 жыл бұрын +2

    The OG of Linguistics- What a lad; doing my essay on the future of English language

  • countessclara
    countessclara 9 ай бұрын

    Yes, I agree!! He speaks clearly as a crystal as it is his surname!!! Thanks professor Crystal for ypur intelligibility!!!

  • Marina Terrosi
    Marina Terrosi 4 жыл бұрын +1

    I can understand every single word. What a brilliant pronunciation !

  • DarkSouls
    DarkSouls 5 жыл бұрын +1

    ребят нужен текст этого рассказа срочнооо!

  • líreas
    líreas 2 жыл бұрын +6

    Everyone's talking about Crystal's way of talking but what about the man to his side?? He has the loveliest, most pleasant elder voice I've ever heard, not mentioning his accent

  • Daniel Popescu
    Daniel Popescu 7 жыл бұрын

    Thank you for this simple to learn and practical language it sounds good no matter what useful everywhere. The language of the free

  • Bruno Levy
    Bruno Levy 5 жыл бұрын

    Amazing talk!

  • t
    t 4 жыл бұрын

    The audience look thrilled to be there.

  • Tshepo Nkadimeng
    Tshepo Nkadimeng 3 жыл бұрын

    South African English is being influenced by American English as well very interesting observation I never really thought about it until now.

  • Dzid flower
    Dzid flower 2 жыл бұрын +1

    What an orator!

  • One Life
    One Life 12 күн бұрын

    I was told Mandarin was the most widely spoken language followed by Spanish but I stand corrected...

  • M.B. Nagaraj
    M.B. Nagaraj  Жыл бұрын +4

    English is global language because of its accepting character words from other languages
    Loan Words

  • Dustin Kurt Parado
    Dustin Kurt Parado 2 жыл бұрын +2

    There's no doubt. That English will always be the global language. I'm from the Philippines ;)

  • Rajesh Anand
    Rajesh Anand  Жыл бұрын

    Crystal clear dear David Crystal..!

  • Olgay Celik
    Olgay Celik  Жыл бұрын

    He is the best Native English speaker, whose voice is crystal clear, I've listened ever to .

  • Eric Pham
    Eric Pham 2 жыл бұрын

    English exist in most countries by most ethnic groups while other language are limited in certain ethnic

  • Enrique Malca Cabanillas
    Enrique Malca Cabanillas 5 жыл бұрын +7


  • Ebony Lover
    Ebony Lover 2 жыл бұрын +2

    South African English sounds distinctive as well. Strongly impacted by the British impire.

  • Ng Kah Weng
    Ng Kah Weng 9 ай бұрын

    We Malaysians use Malaysian English. A very unique form of sentence arrangement with the influence from Malay Chinese and Indian and yet we still call this as English. It is just that the Brits or other english speaking countries would not be able to understand it.

  • Ethan Ligon
    Ethan Ligon 5 жыл бұрын +2

    Honestly what I think is gonna happen is that over time, all those different Englishes are gonna get so different from each other, that they'll slowly become different langues. So maybe we'll have an American language and an Australian language etc.

  • Iulia Coclenci
    Iulia Coclenci  Жыл бұрын

    He is Amazing

  • Софья Яровинская
    Софья Яровинская 3 жыл бұрын +6

    Having watched the video I felt a little bit disorientated on speaker's thoughts .As for me ,I can share his opinion that every global language will be global under some conditions till certain time. It is down to awarn that global english became so popular because of trends and general things . But one thing makes me relieved that English of today is so flexible and there are no limits to change it or to add something what is neccessary for different cultures.So today people should not feel confused because they can speak lingua franca and everybody all over the worls will understand them. According to the speaker , the popularity ,importance of English language is something huge but very fragile trend . It will be miserable if in 30 years Chineese language will be global (

    • Poker Face
      Poker Face 2 жыл бұрын

      @Bobby A true, if by force the Chinese tries to invade and conquer the world by instance, the English language may come to an end

  • Lucia D
    Lucia D  Жыл бұрын


  • Paul B
    Paul B 3 жыл бұрын

    I have noticed many Americans missing a noun phrase after prepositions, e.g. "Are you coming with." I have now heard this on British TV.

  • MrMagbrant
    MrMagbrant  Жыл бұрын

    Oh my god I love his voice

  • Jai
    Jai  Жыл бұрын +1

    Im "loving" the discussion here.

  • Yatnaprasad Baraily
    Yatnaprasad Baraily 6 жыл бұрын +1

    Stupendous and fascinating.

  • Daniela Ronca
    Daniela Ronca 5 жыл бұрын +1

    I think "speaking many Englishes" should be a separate concept from "speaking with different accents". The accent makes only the phonological aspect different.

  • Pratham Dangaich
    Pratham Dangaich 2 жыл бұрын +4

    I was waiting for him to use the word Indian english 😂

    MHM EEKK 4 жыл бұрын

    What a great mind. I wish there were more videos of him, especially speaking to other intellectuals like Jordan Peterson.

  • Julian Morales
    Julian Morales 2 жыл бұрын +1

    very interesting analysis

  • hassnae salek
    hassnae salek 7 жыл бұрын

    This is video is so so interesssting and useful , it has a relation with my research project , thank you a lot =) .

  • Silvio Carneiro
    Silvio Carneiro 7 жыл бұрын +40

    Even though with no subtitles, and I can understand ev'rything he speaks. In the FCE exam, we come across that horrible listening anyone can understand. That's my protest.

  • Livin Gunk
    Livin Gunk 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Yes it will be the superior language...always.

  • Pablo Hansen
    Pablo Hansen 7 жыл бұрын

    Please can somebody hela me ?
    1 For what reasons does a language become global?
    2 Name 5 reasons why English became global?
    3 How many people speak English at the moment?
    4 What will global English be like in future? Give examples.
    5 In what areas of English are there changes according to Crystal?
    6 What’s a lingua franca?
    7 According to Crystal how many Englishes are there?

    • marquez
      marquez 7 жыл бұрын +1

      +diego hansen Even you see the video? I'll give you clues:
      Power of : 1 British empire, 2 American imperialism, 3 Industrial revolution, 4 19th century money, 5 20 th century culture
      200 billion people
      a bit of every kind of english (Indian, american, british, etc.)
      Investigate for yourself the other

  • Oulmi Sami
    Oulmi Sami 8 жыл бұрын +3

    I think that many english word are from latin or their etymology of the word is latin and I think each one has his own raesons to learn a foriegn languages

    • Herr Friberger
      Herr Friberger 7 жыл бұрын +3

      Oulmi Sami They are mostly from old French (vulgar latin), so you are largely right.
      About 60 percent of the total English vocabulary is of french origin, but most everyday words are either Anglo-saxon or from Scandinavia (via the Vikings and Normands).

  • Iòsua Mac Uilleam
    Iòsua Mac Uilleam  Жыл бұрын

    Language tends to simplify over time, which is why American English drops some British pronunciations and letters.