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Episode Info: Show Notes: The Minimal Pair Title: I Can't Be Bothered with VowelsEpisode no: 016Date: Recorded on 09/04/14Topics in Language LearningLanguage snobberyEnglish is spoken in many countries – so which is the “right” English?English has official/special status in 75 countries (2 billion speakers)Numbers and their implications: more non-native speakers than native speakers (probably…)ESL students from English-speaking countries: what does that say about us (the ESL programs)? Grammar snobbery There’s a time and a place to get it right (formal vs. informal English)Prescriptive grammar vs. descriptive grammarPrivileges: education, class, race, L1 vs. L2, abilityLanguage evolutionSources:LinkedIn Group: English Skills and Language: DiRead more »

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