Winners Speak Globish
on Aug. 10, 2010
I wish all adolescents whose native language is English would read the book by Elizabeth Noble about “Globish”. They will realize that their first duty is to train themselves to speak “Globish” rather than to learn foreign languages. They need to know that Globish is a reality: while my first language is French, it is thanks to a correct, simplified, and non-colloquial English that I can enjoy ongoing communication with Brazilian or Japanese colleagues or friends. Globish has a future, because it is not an artificial language. It is like a living creature that develops and spreads out according to the laws of natural selection. Those who have absorbed the English language since infancy need the talent of an experienced writer such as Elizabeth Noble to become really aware of the current turning point in the history of languages.