The Language Revolution / Edition 1

The Language Revolution / Edition 1

by David Crystal
     
 

"In this book, David Crystal, one of the world's authorities on language, brings together for the first time the three major trends which he argues have fundamentally altered the world's linguistic ecology: the emergence of English as the world's first truly global language; the crisis facing huge numbers of languages which are currently endangered or dying; and,… See more details below

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"In this book, David Crystal, one of the world's authorities on language, brings together for the first time the three major trends which he argues have fundamentally altered the world's linguistic ecology: the emergence of English as the world's first truly global language; the crisis facing huge numbers of languages which are currently endangered or dying; and, finally, the radical effect on language of the arrival of Internet technology." The Language Revolution will be essential reading for anyone interested in language and communication in the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745633121
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/22/2004
Series:
Themes for the 21st Century Series
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction A new linguistic world.

Chapter 1 The future of Englishes.

Chapter 2 The future of languages.

Chapter 3 The role of the Internet.

Chapter 4 After the revolution.

Chapter 5 Language themes for the twenty-first century.

Notes.

Index

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