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Buying into English : language and investment in the new capitalist world

Author: Catherine Prendergast
Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2008.
Series: Pittsburgh series in composition, literacy, and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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English has become the language of choice for global economic, political, and cultural exchange. This book presents a study of how language lives in the imagination as much as in the world and an  Read more...

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Prendergast, Catherine, 1968-
Buying into English.
Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)696305690
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Prendergast
ISBN: 9780822943464 0822943468 9780822960010 082296001X
OCLC Number: 182735992
Description: ix, 180 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the first language of capitalism --
Lingua non grata : English during communism --
Other worlds in other words --
"We live and learn" --
Real life in English --
The golden cage.
Series Title: Pittsburgh series in composition, literacy, and culture.
Responsibility: Catherine Prendergast.
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