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English as a Global Language / Edition 2
     

English as a Global Language / Edition 2

by David Crystal
 

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ISBN-10: 0521823471

ISBN-13: 9780521823470

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

David Crystal's informative account of the rise of English as a global language explores the history, current status and potential of English as the international language of communication. This new edition of his classic work includes additional sections on the future of English as a world language, English on the Internet, and the possibility of an English "family"

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David Crystal's informative account of the rise of English as a global language explores the history, current status and potential of English as the international language of communication. This new edition of his classic work includes additional sections on the future of English as a world language, English on the Internet, and the possibility of an English "family" of languages. Footnotes, new tables, and a comprehensive bibliography reflect the expanded scope of the revised edition. An internationally renowned scholar in the field of language and linguistics, David Crystal received an Order of the British Empire in 1995 for his services to the English language. He is the author of several books with Cambridge, including Language and the Internet (2001), Language Death (2000), English as a Global Language (1997), Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language (1997), and Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language (1995) as well as Words on Words (University of Chicago, 2000). First edition Hb (1997): 0-521-59247-X First edition Pb (1998): 0-521-62994-2

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521823470
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Why a global language?; 2. Why English? The historical context; 3. Why English? The cultural foundation; 4. Why English? The cultural legacy; 5. The future of global English; References; Index; List of tables.

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