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English as a Global Language

David Crystal
English as a Global Language

English as a Global Language

David Crystal

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David Crystal, world authority on the English language, has written a timely and informative account of the phenomenon of English as a global language. It includes a historical summary of the global development of English; an analysis, well supported by facts and figures, of the current spread and status of English as a first and second language internationally; and an informed assessment - by one of the leading scholars of and general writers about language matters - of the future of English. The book asks three basic questions* what makes a world language? why is English the leading candidate? and will it continue to hold that position? It steers even-handedly through the minefield of political debate about the cultural hegemony of English, and will appeal to anyone with an interest in language issues, whatever their political views on the subject.

- Publisher David Crystal, world authority on the English language, has written a timely and informative account of the phenomenon of English as a global language. The book includes a historical summary of the global facts and figures pertaining to the expansion and current demographic status of English as both a first and second language internationally. It also addresses and answers, in an informed assessment of the future of English, three basic questions: What makes a world language? Why is English the leading candidate? What will it take for English to continue to hold that position? Steering even-handedly through the minefield of political debate about the cultural hegemony of English, it will appeal to anyone with an interest in language issues, whatever their political views on the subject.

- Publisher

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David Crystal, world authority on the English language, has written a timely and informative account of the phenomenon of English as a global language. It includes a historical summary of the global development of English; an analysis, well supported by facts and figures, of the current spread and status of English as a first and second language internationally; and an informed assessment - by one of the leading scholars of and general writers about language matters - of the future of English. The book asks three basic questions* what makes a world language? why is English the leading candidate? and will it continue to hold that position? It steers even-handedly through the minefield of political debate about the cultural hegemony of English, and will appeal to anyone with an interest in language issues, whatever their political views on the subject.
- Publisher

David Crystal, world authority on the English language, has written a timely and informative account of the phenomenon of English as a global language. The book includes a historical summary of the global facts and figures pertaining to the expansion and current demographic status of English as both a first and second language internationally. It also addresses and answers, in an informed assessment of the future of English, three basic questions: What makes a world language? Why is English the leading candidate? What will it take for English to continue to hold that position? Steering even-handedly through the minefield of political debate about the cultural hegemony of English, it will appeal to anyone with an interest in language issues, whatever their political views on the subject.
- Publisher

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  • Catalogue Code 183587
  • Product Code 0521629942
  • EAN 9780521629942
  • Pages 162
  • Department Academic
  • Category Language
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Sep 1998
  • Dimensions 216 x 138 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.204kg

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