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Native fluency: Racially inspired response

October 22, 2011

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THE ESTEEMED SUBSCRIBER, who inspired my dedicated response “Native fluency: A naively native response” to an earlier article, has put in another brilliant comment — again deserving of another dedicated post! You now have empirical proof of the astoundingly high quality of Learn English or Starve and its readers. Quality of life just improved by knowing this. […]

English vs. Chinese as lingua franca

May 8, 2011

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This blog is about English, but sometimes it is worthwhile to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. ‘Why Mandarin won’t ever be our lingua franca’ http://www.sinoglot.com/blog/2011/05/04/lingua-franca/#comment-6403 That post on Sinoglot itself is pretty humdrum but nothing objectionable. It says: Mandarin radio broadcasts now cancelled by the BBC BBC keeps its Cantonese […]