In 300- words, describe the evolution of English since the 17th century by highlighting the most important historical, geographical, political, economic, cultural, and social aspects that have contributed to its status as a global language. Discuss the benefits and dangers of a global language according to David Crystal. Make sure you review the rubric for this assignment.
In 300- words, explain how John McWhorter debunks ‘the myth of Standard English’. How does he construct his argument around the analogy of the ‘lava lamp’ and the ‘four levels of language mixture’? Be sure to look at the rubric to remind yourself of the grading parameters. Show that you have worked with the material in this unit by using examples from the text effectively.