Foreign Writers : Forum : Ownership of English

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Ownership of English

9 Years Ago

Hi, guys. Not an active member around here, but I'm thiking about doing research on non-native English langauge writers. There's a debate about the only people who have the "right" to make changes in a language being the natives. What do you think?
Can foreign English speakers coin new terms and change the meaning of a word or its usage, or should that be considered (as it usually is) a mistake?