At 01:13 AM 12/10/98 +1100, mike brown wrote:
>'Assimilated and adopted' because why...it's superior? Because it's more
>intelligble? Becuase it's more artistic? Because it's better?
Mainly because there's more money in it -- English is the passport to the
world at large and to economic success. The desire for economic expansion
is driving the process of global standardization as a whole, so the spread
of English in Wales and in the Highlands is just part of a problem that is
much bigger; that is why we can't assign any special blame to the UK