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How English became the global language

Author: David Northrup
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

In this book, the first written about the globalization of the English language by a professional historian, the exploration of English's global ascendancy receives its proper historical due. This  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Northrup
ISBN: 9781137303059 1137303050 1137303069 9781137303066
OCLC Number: 819520198
Description: xiii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Disciplines, Perspectives, Debates, and Overview 2. Language of the British Isles 3.The Language of North America 4. English in Imperial Asia and Africa 5. Cultural Worlds 6. Tipping Points
Responsibility: by David Northrup.


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'Northrup convincingly demonstrates that linguistic dominance is neither cause nor consequence of cultural, economic or political hegemony; rather, the rise of global English is a complex story Read more...

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