Disney is one of the five top grossing corporations in the world of media entertainment and product consumerism (England, Descartes, & Collier-Meek, 2011). According to Bazzini, Curtin, Joslin, Regan, and Martz (2010), Disney’s
“Functional arguments emphasize the usefulness of English as a gateway to the world”. I do agree that english useful language in that it is an effective way to communicate thoughts and ideas, however I do not agree that it is the “gateway to the world”. Instead I believe that english can potentially be a co-language in that it can be the language of world trade and
In a globalizing world, where language governs our society extensively the dominance of English has effects on linguistic and communicative inequality between native and non-native speakers (Tsuda, 1999). Research on globalisation argues strong evidence that English is the lingua franca or international language and communication of today. But to what extent has globalisation progressed through language? And how has this discourse been linked to provide social, economic, political and technological hegemony? The purpose of this essay is to critique the effects of globalisation on English lingua franca, with reference to international communication. It will identify the western influence of the sprawl of the English language in global markets and whether these enhance international processes. By comparing and contrasting the ideas from Martin Deway (2008) in ‘English as a Lingua Franca and Globalisation’ and Yukio Tsuda (1997) ‘The Hegemony of English and strategies for Linguistic Pluralism’, the critique will provide an analysis on the positive and negative implications that English has globalized through.
English is an international language which has been received by countries all over the word. As an international language, English is used to communicate in business meeting or other activities among government over the world, chiefly in science and technology. In line with the more sophisticated world, people are demanded to be able to communicate not only by using mother tongue but also by using foreign languages. Nowadays English already be one of the most important languages.
Globalization. Walt Disney Products and Services are found all over the world in different forms and areas. Disney has focused on growth internationally in the last few years. As a global brand, Walt Disney International provides oversight of the company’s
In class we spent time discussing the effects of use of English language on a global front. That is when I realized, that if English becomes the world speak; it may lead to appalling consequences. Hence I chose to write this written task, which mainly focuses on the repercussion of English as a global language.
The Walt Disney Company is a diversified international entertainment company (Disney, 2010) with ownership of many media outlets including radio, cinema, television and literature as well as consumer products such as stationary and toys. The Disney brand has huge recognition globally especially in the category of children’s entertainment with over 80 years of productions in this sector. With an obvious predominance and market leadership in children’s entertainment and consumerism, The Disney Company has an unparalleled capability to reach
The next section is about linguistic death. He asks here if a global language does grow and grow could it be possible that it wipes out minority or smaller languages. Already in some regions in the world local languages are being forgotten. Like in Brazil, parts of Africa, Asia and North America. People have predicted that in the next 50 years around 50% of the 6,000 languages may disappear. Losing a language is a tragedy. Especially when they have never been written down. The young people learn the global language and sometimes don’t even know anything in their native language. A cultures identity can be lost because of this. Maybe old folklore tales that were told in the native language but never translated and now maybe forgotten. In recent times though the emergence of English has seemed to have the opposite effect.
Is it really necessary to have English as the official language? U.S has been trying to find the answer for this question for a long time. And they still didn’t come up with an answer. Presently, there are 23 states that actually wanted to have English as the official language. And it’s still not enough. I agree that there are some benefits for having an official language but we should also consider the disadvantages that are more than advantages.
Language is one of the most important tools people use in the United States of America, where language is the key that opens the door to all opportunities in this country –that can either unite or break our nation apart. The first time Congress proposed to designate English as the official language of the United States was in 1981, where Senator S.I Hayakawa, from California believed that English unified the American people. Hayakawa believed that bilingual education in the public school system was a threat to the nation itself, where language acted as a barrier that divide us a result of the friction between the public and minority language. Many states soon after, began to institute English-only law that restricted the use if other languages
“English is now the dominant or official language in over 60 countries and is represented in every continent” (Crystal, 1997:106). It can therefore be understood that the English language is a vital means of communication for millions of people around the world.
Disney is a world-renowned brand. They have built their brand through popular characters such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald, Pluto, and Goofy and timeless movies such as Toy Story, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast (About The Walt Disney, n.d.). Today, Disney’s greatest advantage for their firm is not just their reputation, but also their size. They have market control in both the amusement parks and media outlets divisions. However, the company can still continue to grow. They can expand by venturing into the European and Asian
Nowadays, the roles of English around the world have changed rapidly. English only served as the first or the second language of certain countries some years ago. Recently, English has a new role as a language which is used as a means of communication between people with different
Language is important because it's one of the main ways to communicate and interact with other people around us. It keeps us in contact with other people. English language is an example for the importance of a language because it is the international language and has become the most important language to people in many parts of the world. It is most widely used in communicating around the world, Also it is spoken as the first language in many countries. English is playing a major role in many sections like education, medicine, engineering and business. There are many reasons that makes English is the most important language in the world.
Moreover, English may alter the creation of words of some languages. Linguistically, some words will be created by ‘borrowings’ (Crystal, 1971). It simply means using a word from one language to function as the same thing in another language. English words such as ‘taxi’, ‘bus’ and ‘file’ are borrowed for the creation of words in Cantonese. It is believed that this kind of ‘borrowing words’ will increase in a faster rate, leading to a certain word or phrase become disappeared or even replaced by English if the promotion of English become more intensive.