Contemporary British Identity: English language, migrants, by Dr Christina Julios

By Dr Christina Julios

Opposed to the history of an more and more multicultural British society, this ebook lines the evolution of British id within the twentieth century.Debates round British multi-culturalism and multi-ethnic id are deconstructed via a linguistic lens, which explores the position performed via the English language in those debates. exam of the expansionism of the nineteenth century British Empire and the increase of the USA to the location of the world's superpower in the course of the twentieth century is provided.The booklet increases questions on the collective skill and willingness to redress the imbalance among the bulk white inhabitants and the country's marginalised minority ethnic groups. those questions offer enlightening clues to the most likely direction that the present public discourse on British identification will absorb the twenty first century.

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Fella and M. Newman, European Integration in the 21st Century – Unity in Diversity? (London: Sage Publications), 195. 22 Berdichevsky, N. , Publishers). English Language Colonisation, De-Colonisation and Globalisation 33 Language Dimensions and Linguistic Hierarchies Before exploring the nature of Britain’s ESL education programmes as well as the immigration and nationality strategies specifically aimed at the non-English-speaking target group, attention must be paid to the context in which such interventions take place.

In particular, the universal appeal of the US-led Internet has greatly accelerated this seemingly unstoppable process. At the dawn of the twentieth-first century, persistent wealth and human development inequalities among the world’s richest and poorest states will ensure that English language expansion gathers pace. For those in the developing world will continue to join the ranks of millions of ‘economic’ migrants who, every year, move 38 Contemporary British Identity to industrialised English-speaking western nations in search of a better life.

1996, 182). By 1536, the English nation included Wales within its territory. In 1707, Scotland joined the so-called Great Britain, with Ireland being finally incorporated in 1800, as part of the United Kingdom. Throughout the nineteenth century these territories constituted the original Mother Country and many British nationals from Ireland, Scotland and Wales actively contributed to the subsequent establishment of a British Empire abroad. Being subjects of the British monarchy, the original colonists were placed under the political and economic control of the Mother Country.

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