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From the Publisher"David Crystal has written an admirably clear, accessible andlively account of what he sees as the main ingredients in anongoing language revolution."
Soelve Ohlander, Moderna Sprak
"An interesting, idea-rich and provoking read."
"This is the first book to deal with the really importantquestion of “what to do next?” After the rise ofEnglish, the endangerment of minoritized languages the world overand the web’s tilt toward where the money is, what can we whotreasure diversity as the real human (and humanizing) condition“do about” the continued and accelerating demise ofscores of languages every month? Crystal is a master of simplifying(but not oversimplifying) the difficult, as well as of involvingthe reader in ideas and efforts that go beyond the status quo andgood intentions. Three cheers for more of the same!'"
Joshua A. Fishman, Yeshiva University, Stanford Universityand New York University
"A helpful compact overview of global language trends and theirrelationship to one another."
Jean Aitchison, University of Oxford
"Crystal's insight into the current linguistic climate isvaluable, his comment on the revolutionary changes informative andthorough, and his argument characteristically clear."
Dr. Murari Prasad, Yemen Observer Newspaper