Spread of The English Language
Part A: Question 1 is obligatory and is allocated 18 marks.Question 1 (obligatory – 18 marks)Use historical evidence and examples from the Seven Ages of English to evaluate the development of the English language from pre-English period to the present day global language. Grades are given for your analysis not listing.Part B: Choose TWO QUESTIONS to answer.Question 2 (optional – 16 marks)Explain how can we model the patterns of acquisition of English in the three circles proposed by Kachru (1992) in relation to theENL, ESL and EFL distinctions. Provide evidence and examples to support your argument.Question 3:(optional – 16 marks)Analyze, using evidence from politics, economics, advertising and the media, how did English attain the status of a global language .Question 4:(optional – 16 marks)Why do American English, Australian English and New Zealand English, which all have their origin in British English sound unique and different today? Explain using evidence and examples to support your argument.