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Author Crystal, David
Title English as a Global Language
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
©2012
book jacket
Edition 2nd ed
Descript 1 online resource (228 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Canto Classics
Canto Classics
Note Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of tables -- Preface to the second edition -- Preface to the first edition -- 1 Why a global language? -- What is a global language? -- What makes a global language? -- Why do we need a global language? -- What are the dangers of a global language? -- Could anything stop a global language? -- A critical era -- 2 Why English? The historical context -- Origins -- America -- Canada -- The Caribbean -- Australia and New Zealand -- South Africa -- South Asia -- Former colonial Africa -- South-east Asia and the South Pacific -- A world view -- 3 Why English? The cultural foundation -- Political developments -- Access to knowledge -- Taken for granted -- 4 Why English? The cultural legacy -- International relations -- The media -- The press -- Advertising -- Broadcasting -- Cinema -- Popular music -- International travel -- International safety -- Education -- Communications -- The right place at the right time -- 5 The future of global English -- The rejection of English -- Contrasting attitudes: the US situation -- New Englishes -- The linguistic character of new Englishes -- Grammar -- Vocabulary -- Code-switching -- Other domains -- The future of English as a world language -- An English family of languages? -- A unique event? -- References -- Index
Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this book is ideal for general readers interested in the English language
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Crystal, David English as a Global Language New York : Cambridge University Press,c2012 9781107611801
Subject English language -- Foreign countries.;English language -- Social aspects -- Foreign countries.;English language -- Social aspects -- English-speaking countries.;Communication, International.;Language, Universal
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