Post-Imperial English: Status Change in Former British and American Colonies, 1940-1990

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Introduction: Some empirical and theoretical issues 3
The international role of English: The state of the discussion 13
The ongoing spread of English: A comparative analysis of former Anglo-American colonies with non-colonies 37
English in Cuba: From imperial design to the imperative need 85
The position of English in Mexico: 1940-1993 113
Post-imperial English in the Philippines 139
English under U. S. sovereignty: Ninety-five years of change of the status of English in Puerto Rico 173
The English language in Quebec 1940-1990 205
The European Union (EU - formerly European Community): Status change of English during the last fifty years 241
A tale of two Englishes: The imperial language in post-colonial Kenya and Uganda 271
English in South Africa 1940-1996 303
English in Sudan 339
Post-imperial English in Nigeria 1940-1990 357
The swinging pendulum: English in Tanzania 1940-1990 373
The life-cycle of post-imperial English in Cameroon 401
Fifty years of English in Singapore: All gains, (a) few losses? 431
The status of English in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) from 1940-1990 457
The post-imperial status of English in Sri Lanka 1940-1990: From first to second language 485
Post-imperial English in Malaysia 513
English in Israel after independence 535
The spread of English in India: Politics of language conflict and language power 557
English in Papua New Guinea 589
Summary and interpretation: Post-imperial English 1940-1990 623
Subject index 643
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