The Importance Of The English Language Today Essay

1191 Words Jan 15th, 2016 5 Pages
What is the importance of the changes to the English language today? According to John Algeo and John McWhorter, changes to the English language are natural or more like inevitable. Algeo supports his claim by contrasting American English and British English and McWhorter supports his claim by how texting has effects on the changes to the English language. In the video, Txtng is killing language. JK by John McWhorter and John Algeo, Mcwhorter and Algeo states that changes in language is inevitable just as it is in all other aspects of reality, whether texting has effect on the changes of English language, in order to persuade the audiences that changes to the English language are natural. First but not least, according to John Algeo, Algeo believes that changes in language is inevitable, just as it is in all other aspects of reality. Even back to the times when English was first created and begin to develop, many conflicts have broke out just to create the “English language” we speak today and there wasn’t any specific rules that one shouldn’t do this or make changes to the language, Algeo wrote, “There are no objective criteria for judging worth in language, no linguistic Tables of the Law, no archetypical authority called ‘The Dictionary’, though there are wannabe authoritarians aplenty. On the other hand, no one is required to like all or any particular changes. It is, in the great Anglo-American tradition, our God-given right to have our own opinions and to take it…

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