Programming languages provide people with the tools to address a variety of problems. Python, for example, is great for back end development and artificial intelligence. Javascript enables web developers to create dynamic and responsive web sites. R is used for statistical analysis. In spite of the great diversity in their purposes, syntax and supporting communities, these popular languages all share a common characteristic, their keywords are in American English.

This fact is a result of historical and social processes that should not be left unquestioned. English is not, after all, the most spoken natural language in the world, nor has…

Cristina Murillo

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