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English as a global language

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This new edition of David Crystal's influential book contains extra sections on subjects including the future of English as a world language, English on the Internet, and the possibility of an English 'family' of languages; footnotes; new tables; and a full bibliography. There are updates throughout.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Crystal, David, 1941-
English as a global language.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003282119
(OCoLC)51568666
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Crystal
ISBN: 0511078625 9780511078620 0511075510 9780511075513 051107705X 9780511077050 0511326068 9780511326066
OCLC Number: 57418548
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 212 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of tables; Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; 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; References; Index.
Responsibility: David Crystal.
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Crystal presents an account of the rise and status of English as a global language.  Read more...

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