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English as a global language

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"David Crystal's classic English as a Global Language considers the history, present status and future of the English language, focusing on its role as the leading international language. English has been deemed the most 'successful' language ever, with 1500 million speakers internationally, presenting a difficult task to those who wish to investigate it in its entirety. However, Crystal explores the subject in a  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)51568666
(OCoLC)316536963
(OCoLC)829904259
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Crystal
ISBN: 9780521823470 0521823471 9780521530323 0521530326 9783125335790 3125335795 9781107611801 1107611806 9780511486999 0511486995
OCLC Number: 51568666
Description: xv, 212 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Why a global language? --
Why English? : The historical context --
Why English? : The cultural foundation --
Why English? : The cultural legacy --
The future of global English.
Responsibility: David Crystal.
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Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this is a book written by an expert both for specialists in the subject and for general readers interested in the English language.  Read more...

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