Una lengua para un mundo sin lengua

  1. Mele Marrero, Margarita
  2. Rodríguez Marrero, Andrés
Revista de Filología de la Universidad de La Laguna

ISSN: 0212-4130

Year of publication: 2002

Issue: 20

Pages: 193-204

Type: Article

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A clear interdependence between a globalised economy and a global language cannot be denied. Nevertheless, it is not frequent to find these two aspects dealt with at the same level. Linguists, historians, economists, politicians etc. approach the subject from their «own» point of view with just peripheral mentions of what concerns «the other’s field». The economic power of the United States has favored the present world supremacy of English against which rivalries like Spanish have little to do. The mere survival of the most direct expression of the diverse cultures is conditioned by their secondary or null role in a world that moves towards a unique form of thought that instrumentalizes a language to cut others