I found this most telling:

Lately Ive been thinking about the language world that my 4-year-old son, Blake, will grow up into. Will English wax or wane in its global influence during his lifetime? Will the countrys demographic shifts demand a greater acceptance of multilingualism, and will there be a freer commingling of different speech varieties through what sociolinguists call code-switching and code-mixing? It may be an affront to those who uphold the sanctity of English as the national language, but heterogeneity looks as if it will increasingly be the name of the game.

To say nothing of the Jeopardy episodes with Watson.

Last edited by LukeJavan8; 02/25/11 04:12 PM.

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