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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 THE SPREAD of ENGLISH Effects of Technology New Meaningsin Social Media double click to change this header text! "The spread of technology itself facilitates the spread of English." ~Robert P. Kaplan Mention Was: To cite or make reference to (verb).And now also: The act of citing or referencing a brand or individualon social platforms; an indicator of how many advocates...your product or...a person has (noun). Popular Platforms for English to Spread On the radio, pop music carries the sounds of English to almost every corner of the earth. American television and blockbuster films export English-language pop culture worldwide. Internet Content in Different Languages 55.5% English 6.0% Russian 5.8% German 5.0% Japanese Languages eachaccounting for less than 5% Creation of New Technolgies 15th Century: The printing press allowed for production of typewritten material in the English Language. These works would spread throughoutthe world. 19th Century: The telephone made linguisticcommunication through direct speech possible,eliminating the necessityof physical face-to-faceinteractions. 20th Century: The Internet continues to spread the language because it is mostly comprised of content produced in English. The English Language is spread throughout the world, being considered the "universal language of the Internet." Citations Ammon, Ulrich. "Overall Perspectives and General Models." The Dominance of English as a Language of Science: Effects on Other Languages and Language Communities. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter, 2001. 17. Print.Handley, Ann. "11 Ordinary Words That Have New Meaning In Social Media." OPEN Forum. 12 Apr. 2011. Web. 23 Feb. 2015.Mydans, Seth. "Across Cultures, English Is the Word." The New York Times. 9 Apr. 2007. Web. 19 Feb. 2015."Usage of Content Languages for Websites." Usage Statistics of Content Languages for Websites, February 2015. Web. 23 Feb. 2015.Fishman, Joshua. "The New Linguistic Order." Joshua A. Fishman - The New Linguistic Order. 1 May 2001. Web. 24 Feb. 2015.Ugglestone, Lynda. "Nineteenth-century English-an Overview - Oxford English Dictionary." Oxford English Dictionary. Web. 24 Feb. 2015.Korpela, Jukka. "English - the Universal Language on the Internet?" English - the Universal Language on the Internet? 12 Jan. 2003. Web. 24 Feb. 2015.
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