A profound view from a legendary communicator.
One thing that puzzles me is the widespread practice of people writing their findings in extremely complex prose. Why can’t academics be clearer? They contrive to make the study of language learning as dull as accounting and as opaque as molecular biology.
In the early 1990s, a movement emerged which stressed that the teaching of English as a foreign language is essentially an imperialist exercise; an extension of empire and subjugation of peoples this time via a different, more insidious form of control: linguistic imperialism.