Non-natives 3, Natives 1

HJN2000L Abuelita. Oil on canvas, 16 X 20 in. Framed, signed. $1450

HJN2000L Abuelita. Oil on canvas, 16 X 20 in. Framed, signed. $1450

“English is a global language with many native and nonnative varieties. Worldwide, nonnative speakers of English outnumber natives by a ratio of three to one. Even in the United States, which has the largest population of native English speakers, there are, according to one estimate, nearly 50 million speakers of English as a second language. What does it even mean to sound native when so many English speakers are second-language speakers?”
(Roberto Rey Agudo, “Everyone Has an Accent,” NYTimes)

(Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.)

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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