All language evolve over time. We no longer speak the language of Shakespeare and that is perfectly fine. I do not agree that English is becoming more corrupt. It is simply growing up and evolving as all living things do over time. Kirkpatrick talks about the powerful variety present in American English and the variation and impurity in British English. Nevertheless, let us remember that American English was initially corrupted English. Of course, things will change. As populations that speak English are becoming more and more diverse, changes in the language are unavoidable.
It is not only about idols and about starts, which are not educated enough. Neither is it about the communication in social networks. All these are different ways in which English is spoken. We do not speak the same language at home with our family around the table as they do at science conferences. This does not mean that the language we speak at home is wrong or corrupt. It is just of a different spear.
“All evidence suggests that the position of English as a global language is going to become stronger” (Crystal, 2012). This means that we can expect our language to change even more. It is no longer simply about the influence of the Hispanic population in the USA. It is becoming a global phenomenon far out our control. New Englishes are emerging with new phonetics, new grammar rules and new word formation methods. These people are not corrupting our language. They are enriching it and giving it new life. They are globalizing it. We should be proud that our language was worthy of such an honor and accept the changes with pride.
Bailey, R. W. (1991). Images of English: A cultural history of the language. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. ISBN: 9780472082421.Crystal, D. (2012). English as a global language. (2nd ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9781107611801.