Impactof Technology, Control on Language Growth
Impactof Technology, Control on Language Growth
Theamount of technology controlled by any given government or countrythat is accessible to people has a tremendous impact to the peopleboth in the country, and outside the country. In recent times,countries` administrations have many a times taken the mantle tocontrol the amount of technology accessible to its people. This hasin turn limited number of aspects of that specific country of thepeople, visitors and other people in other nations or countries. Thedevelopment and growth in the use of technology among peopleworldwide has brought along the growth of different languages outsidetheir original countries. This paper gives my opinion on the impactof technological control of language development and adoption byother people apart from the country it’s widely used (Briggs,2012).
Differentresearches have been conducted on the impact of technology ondifferent aspects of human development. Throughout the past decade,technology has been identified to enhance literacy development,impact language acquisition, as well as providing greater and wideraccess to information. Additionally, technology helps supportlearning, motivate learners as well as enhance the self esteem of newlanguage learners. It’s clear that, through the control of theamount of technology by any given country directly affects the numberof people learning the language of the country. In my opinion, Istrongly agree that, control of technology controls the number ofpeople learning ay country’s language (Dedrick et al, 2013).
Oneof the major reasons way this control will have a negative impact onlanguage growth is that, it limits the amount of informationaccessible to people. One advantage of technology in the recent timesis that, it enables free flow of information between people. I.e. Itallows information to move from the native people to foreigners whowants to learn a different language. Technology allows other peopleto learn about the culture and every aspect of a different communityand in turn learning their language. For example, one accessesinformation about the Chinese culture, he or she will be in a betterposition to adapt the Chinese language that people who doesn’taccess information about the Chinese people or culture. Access toinformation helps increase the number of people willing to learn anygiven language. In additional, it helps any new learner to have anaccess to increased resources towards the same (Pemberton et al,2009).
Technologyand language acquisition
Useof technology in teaching and language acquisition has been noted tobring along positive results. It has been noted that, learners orstudents who learn inaccessible multimedia and/or hypertextenvironments, displays improved gains in areas of language expansionthan students who learn in more traditional. This has in turn broughtalong an influx of foreign and new learners to a different language.A country that controls the amount of technology tools and platformsaccessible to the people limits the number of people learning theirlanguage. Different studies exploring the impact of learner’sconstruction of hypermedia environments on language development cameto similar conclusions. Some of the impact of technology on languageacquisition includes aspects such as
Technologyadoption in language development as well as in communication toolshelps in enhancing efficiency through digital multimedia. Multimediapresentations (video, images, sound, and text) can create strongermemory links than text alone. In addition, digital technologies allowinstant playbacks, which provide the learner with quick and easyaccess to different sections of instructional materials than whenthey are using a textbook. This in turn helps in spreading and thelanguage to other people apart from the residents of any givencountry, hence attracting more people into speaking the language(Show & Griffith, 2014).
Adoptionof technology helps in giving people authenticity using the internetand other technology tools. The internet has become one of the basicsin technology development. The internet makes it available to thelearners an access to valid materials and information such as newsand literature, while video can offer context-rich linguistic andculturally relevant materials for learners. These help learners inlanguage acquisition through the provision of relevant tools andenvironment. When the technology world is under control by thecountry`s administration, it limits the amount of information andenvironment for learners to acquire their language. This in turnreduces the number of people learning and speaking the language ofthat country (Pemberton et al, 2009).
Theadoption of technology in the education sector has brought along theessence of online education. This has become one of the most soughtout tools for people who want to learn new ideas and languages.Tourists in a country use the technology to know about a region orpeople in a country, their culture, language, believes among otheraspects. This helps the new language learners to adapt easily totheir new territory and in turn adding to the number of peoplewilling to learn a new language. Control of technology by thegovernment or country, limits the number of useful tools accessibleto other people and hence limiting the number of people who may wantto learn new language (Show & Griffith, 2014).
Oneof the major factors that has led to English become one of the widelyused language worldwide, it’s because it has been adapted indifferent technology tools. The adoption has seen translation toolsbeing developed allowing users of the technology tools to effectivelyuse them without being native English speakers. This increases thenumber of English speakers through the continuous use of suchplatforms. Looking into the Chinese case, the country has many atimes controlled the use social media among the Chinese community,this has limited the number of people learning and speaking thelanguage of the Chinese country (Yu-Ju, 2013).
Technologydevelopment and adoption into people has become beneficial tocountries as well as to individuals. There are numerous merits anddemerits of technology adoption and this has resulted to differentcountries regulation the rate as well as the essence of technologyadoption within their territory. Despite this being a positivemeasure in security aspects, the country limits the number oftechnology tools accessible to the country’s resident as well asother people from other different nations. Moreover, technologyadvancement has been adopted in the education sector and has led totremendous gain in the education sector (Dedrick et al, 2013). One ofthe major benefits of technology is that it helps in languageacquisition. It’s clear that, through of the technology use, acountry limits the number of people learning and speaking itslanguage. In order to increase the number of a given languagespeakers, technology can be a platform to teach new learners.
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