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Which English?
How English around the globe has developed in different directions and the discussion whether one variety is more correct than another.
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“Globish” vs. local accents – Should people tone down their local ...

Nowadays it is rare to find bands which sing in their own accent. Even singers from the same town can sound vastly different; with one singer imitating the American accent and one singer imitating the English accent, the ...
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David Crystal - Is control of English shifting away from British and American native speakers?

Is control of English shifting away from British and American native speakers? Global English with Professor David Crystal. Another innovative feature of Glo...
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Jay Walker on the world's English mania | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Jay Walker explains why two billion people around the world are trying to learn English. He shares photos and spine-tingling audio of Chinese students rehearsing English -- "the world's second language" -- by the thousands.

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David Crystal - Which English?

Which 'English' should we teach our students? Global English with Professor David Crystal.


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Australian English

Though a large portion of the world speaks English, it's amazing just how different each (English Speaking) country's language really is. Examples of Australian English.


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The History of English in 10 Minutes

A compilation of ten videos on the history of the English language. I compiled the videos into a film to make it a little easier to watch them all. While I d...
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Hugh Laurie: the British accent vs the American

The fantastically talented Hugh Laurie paid a house call to Ellen, and they played an exciting game of American slang versus English slang -- and the game wa...
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Adam Hills - Australian accents

Australian Comedian in the Melbourne Comedy Gala Festival 2006, discussing accents. Some of those who are interested in the script or find it hard to underst...
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I speak Globish | Ethical Waffle

I speak Globish | Ethical Waffle | Which English? | Scoop.it
Indeed so much so, that many of my Italian, Spanish, French and Belgian friends (amongst others) tell me they have greater difficulty understanding my British accent (and sentence structure) than a non-native Anglophone ...
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The English Language In 30 Accents (Animated)

If you like my Redneck and Nigerian accents then check out my Christmas 2012 special (even if its not Christmas anymore): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_v_...
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The Britishisation of American English

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There appears to be little that irks a British language pedant more than Americanisms entering the British vocabulary. But it is also happening the other way round.

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African American English

Professor Mary Zeigler of Georgia University talks about the influence that African American's have had on the development of American English.


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Linguistic imperialism alive and kicking

Linguistic imperialism alive and kicking | Which English? | Scoop.it
Multilingualism under threat from the 'superpowers' of ELT...

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New Zealand Accent

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New Zealand Accent New Zealanders find it irritating that foreigners say that their accents are just like those of Australians. If you've lived in New Zealand for some time...
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World Englishes: An Investigation of International Students' Goals and Experiences

This short film discusses varieties of English throughout the world. We interviewed four international students to learn about their experiences with English...

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