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Linguistic imperialism

Author: Robert Phillipson
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study explores the contemporary phenomenon of English as an international language, and sets out to analyze how and why the language has become so dominant. It examines the historical spread of the language, the role it plays in Third World countries, and the ideologies it transmits.
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Phillipson, Robert.
Linguistic imperialism.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)646205287
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Phillipson
ISBN: 0194371468 9780194371469
OCLC Number: 30978070
Awards: Winner of Shortlisted for the 2000 BAAL Book Prize.
Description: ix, 365 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: ELT : taking stock of a world commodity --
English, the dominant language --
Linguistic imperialism : theoretical foundations --
Earlier work relevant to linguistic imperialism --
The colonial linguistic inheritance --
British and American promotion of English --
Creating a profession : the structure and tenets of ELT --
English language teaching in action --
Arguments in linguistic imperialist discourse --
Linguistic imperialism and ELT.
Responsibility: Robert Phillipson.
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