By Jean Liedloff
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1975 via Da Capo Press
Jean Liedloff, an American author, spent and a part years within the South American jungle residing with Stone Age Indians. The adventure demolished her Western preconceptions of the way we must always dwell and led her to a noticeably diversified view of what human nature rather is. She deals a brand new knowing of the way we have now misplaced a lot of our normal health and indicates us useful how one can regain it for our youngsters and for ourselves.
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This is precisely the kind of practical outcome we would expect to see if people were deriving fresh motivation and enthusiasm from a growing sense of new linguistic energies. I do not believe that ‘revolution’ is too strong a word for what has been taking place. A ‘revolution’ is any combination of events which produces a radical shift in consciousness or behaviour over a relatively short period of time, and this is what has happened. There are always continuities with the past, but these are outweighed by the emergence of a genuinely fresh perspective.
No other language is used so extensively – either numerically, or with such geographical reach. Even Chinese, found in eight different spoken languages, but unified by a common writing system, is known to ‘only’ some 1,100 million, and most of these are mother-tongue speakers in a few territories. Of course, we must not overstate the situation. If one in four of the world’s population speaks English, three out of four do not. We do not have to travel far into the hinterland of a country – away from the tourist spots, the airports, the hotels, the restaurants – to encounter this reality.
The media capitalized on the brevity with which a product could be conveyed to an audience – even if the people were passing at speed in one of the new methods of transportation. Posters, billboards, electric displays, shop signs and other techniques became part of the everyday scene. As international markets grew, the ‘outdoor media’ began to travel the world, and their prominence in virtually every town and city is now one of the most noticeable global manifestations of English language use. The English advertisements are not always more numerous in countries where English has no special status, but they are usually the most apparent.