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By R. K. Agnihotri, Mahendra K. Verma, S. K. Sinha

Combines theoretical and utilized linguistic features of studying English as a moment language by means of the more recent minorities in Britain. This empirical research of the attitudes and motivations of a pattern of grownup ESOL rookies deals a cross-cultural, social and mental point of view. It features a dialogue and interpretation of ESOL academics' perspectives in regards to the ESOL company Britain opposed to the heritage of the advancements and debates of pedagogic considering, and within the ethos, regulations and prejudices shaping the instructing and studying of English.

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Reflected in the Union of the Crowns in 1603 and of the Parliaments in 1707. The RP variety of standard English remains the national and official language of Scotland. . associated with the 'civilized' Lowland population, and Gaelic with the savage Highlanders . . English pressed in from the top of the social hierarchy and spread steadily downward; until Gaelic moved from majority to minority language status. (Dorian, 1981: 53; Fasold, 1984: 222) As long as the fisher folk remained members of a distinct sociocultural group with Gaelic as its linguistic symbol, the language would continue to be learned and used.

Few cities smaller than London and Birmingham had any EFL classes. The epithets of 'strangers' and 'foreigners' which were used to differentiate the Huguenots from the indigenous people, were now being applied to these refugees too and consequently discrimination against and distaste towards them continued to be the mode of English attitudes. Immigrants from the Commonwealth and other parts of the world The 1940s witnessed both the end of World War II and the beginning of dismantling of the British Raj in South Asia, East Africa and the West Indies.

Were ashamed to speak Gaelic, in case they would be classed as aa fisher. (Dorian, 1981: 67) The growing power and prestige of English, which started in the seventeenth century, has continued unabated and so has the process of its colonisation of the Page 5 minds and the habitats of communities in countries as near as the Celtic nations of Scotland, Wales and Ireland and as far as the Third World countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Billy Kay, talking about the imposition of English on the Scots, quotes Carlyle: 'to every man bred in Scotland, the English language was in some respects a foreign tongue' (Kay, 1986: 94).

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