I list my questions about this topic below, please kindly advise:
Thanks for your attention and time in advance.:-)
Paris, here goes my take:
1) yes, it's an important part of the info one needs to do the best possible job;
2) I'd say consistency is always a good thing, including in language varieties :-) - that's accepting, for argument's sake, that one does have a choice ... and do not be influenced by Globish, it ain't a language! ;-)
3) ..importance and/or popularity are both subjective and depend on one's market, say in the EU British/Irish EN should be the norm, but of course a great many of those speaking and listening to EN are neither...
4) I'm afraid I don't understand, one speaks the EN one does, what exactly do you mean?
answered 13 Feb, 14:55