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Autor:  pat
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Data:  12/JUN/2003 3:50 PM
Assunto:  Re: Why we love English
 
Mensagem:  Howdy Miguel, I don't know the comparative figures, but it doesn't seem possible to me that Japan's could be the second largest economy in the world. Also, what do we mean by "economy"? Gross national product, in dollar value? Total domestic consumption? Japan is a small land area with few resources, so it's economy is bound to be one of applying skilled labor to imported raw materials. It's own domestic market would be small without the influence (and affluence) of other markets - primarily the US. So if the US economy experienced some radical disaster, so would Japan's. Again, I don't know the figures - but I would guess at Germany as being the second largest and strongest single-language economy after the USA's - in dollar value of GNP. For sheer size and potential of raw material it would be hard to beat Russia, and Brazil would be close also. But it is an interesting question - what would happen to world economics and language dominance if the US failed?


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Why we love English  –  André Costa  11/JUN/2003, 7:48 AM
Re: Why we love English  –  Marina  11/JUN/2003, 9:39 AM
Re: Why we love English  –  mrobertson  11/JUN/2003, 8:36 PM
Re: Why we love English  –  Miguel Vieira  12/JUN/2003, 2:44 PM
Re: Why we love English  –  José Roberto  12/JUN/2003, 3:31 PM
 Re: Why we love English  –  pat  12/JUN/2003, 3:50 PM
Re: Why we love English  –  Miguel Vieira  12/JUN/2003, 4:34 PM
Re: Why we love English  –  pat  13/JUN/2003, 9:44 AM
Re: Why we love English  –  Giovana  16/JUN/2003, 10:26 PM
Re: Why we love English  –  Miguel Vieira  11/JUN/2003, 10:23 AM
Re: Why we love English  –  Marina  11/JUN/2003, 3:41 PM
Re: Why we love English  –  José Roberto  11/JUN/2003, 9:38 PM
Re: Why we love English  –  Marina  15/JUN/2003, 10:45 AM

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