The magic of ignorance - English a false prophet (Correction)

Felecia Briscoe Felecia.Briscoe at utsa.edu
Tue Jan 11 16:13:49 UTC 2005


Stan,
 
Don't you think that everyone wants to be in the elite group that has
money and power?  And if English is the route to power and money most
people will find it difficult to resist...especially those who are
threatened with poverty and its attendant health and social problems?
If being relegated to the non-English speaking majority meant you were
the elite, people would be seeking to belong to that group.  
 
F

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(Correction)
	
	
	I don't think it's that easy to differentiate between the whole
and the parts. I think Hamo was trying to say that in order for a nation
to advance economically, you only have to have a few parts of the
population speaking English. But nobody wants to be relegated to the non
English speaking majority. Everyone wants to belong to that elite group
that speaks English. Do you think it's possible to convince people of
this "erroneous premise"?
	 
	Stan Anonby 

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		From: Anthea Fraser Gupta <mailto:A.F.Gupta at leeds.ac.uk>

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		Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 3:19 PM
		Subject: RE: The magic of ignorance - English a false
prophet (Correction)

		Hamo said:
		 
		'The sentence, "This entire notion is built on the
erroneous premise that what is good for the whole is good for all of the
parts", should have read "This entire notion is built on the erroneous
premise that what is good for the whole is good for each of its parts".
'
		 
		Why?  Both of these sentences (all/each of) are
acceptable and idiomatic in current writing pratice. 
		 
		Anthea
		 
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		Anthea Fraser Gupta (Dr)
		School of English, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT
<www.leeds.ac.uk/english/staff/afg>
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