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The fall of language in the age of English

Author: Minae Mizumura; Mari Yoshihara; Juliet Winter Carpenter
Publisher: New York : Columbia Univ Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
First published in Japan in 2008 by Chikumashobo Ltd., Tokyo. entitled "Nihongo ga horobiru toki: Eigo no seiki no naka de."

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Minae Mizumura; Mari Yoshihara; Juliet Winter Carpenter
ISBN: 9780231163033 0231163037 9780231163026 9780231538541 0231163029 0231538545
OCLC Number: 1029681665
Awards: Winner of 10 Best Books by Academic Publishers 2017
Winner of 75 Notable Translations 2015
Description: xi, 221 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Under the blue sky of Iowa: those who write in their own language --
2. From par avion to via air mail: the fall of French --
3. People around the world writing in external languages --
4. The birth of Japanese as a national language --
5. The miracle of modern Japanese literature --
6. English and national languages in the internet age --
7. The future of national languages.
Other Titles: Nihongo ga horobiru.
Responsibility: Minae Mizumura ; translated by Mari Yoshihara and Juliet Winters Carpenter.


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