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English as a global language

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Canto edView all editions and formats
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"Language expert David Crystal presents a lively and factual account of the rise of English as a global language and explores the whys and wherefores of the history, current status and future potential of English as the international language of communication. He avoids taking sides and tells the story in a measured but engaging way, backed by facts and figures. This is a book for anyone of any nationality concerned  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Crystal
ISBN: 0521629942 9780521629942
OCLC Number: 41044962
Description: xii, 150 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Why a global language? --
2. Why English? The historical context --
3. Why English? The cultural foundation --
4. Why English? The cultural legacy --
5. The future of global English.
Responsibility: by David Crystal.

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'The perfect introduction by an acknowledged linguistic expert.' Robert McCrum, The Observer 'Immensely authoritative . . . sets a new standard in the popularisation of linguistics.' Sir John Read more...

 
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