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25 maps that explain the English language by Libby Nelson
On the subject of the
English language, do check out this link. While it is the case, on the
one hand, that languages that don't absorb changes die (see previous post), it
is also simultaneously the case that languages that change, incorporating other
languages, are strengthened even if they're profoundly impacted. Stated
differently, language purity is a myth.
Think about this the next time that you hear
anyone say that someone speaks "perfect English" or that we need to
"work hard to preserve the English language." Aside from ignorance,
these expressions are more about white supremacy than anything else. Language
is code for power and adhering to the status quo—which helps to explain why
despite the norm nearly everywhere else in the world, English monolingualism is
policed and reproduced in this country.
This is a great resource with amazing maps for
the language classroom.