How English Became the Global Language

How English Became the Global Language

by D. Northrup


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In this book, the first written about the globalization of the English language by a professional historian, the exploration of English's global ascendancy receives its proper historical due. This brief, accessible volume breaks new ground in its organization, emphasis on causation, and conclusions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137303066
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 03/17/2013
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 205
Sales rank: 1,250,412
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

David Northrup was Professor of History at Boston College for four decades and has published widely in African, Atlantic, and world history. He is the co-author of The Diary of Antera Duke: An Eighteenth-Century African Slave Trader (2010); author of Africa's Discovery of Europe, 1450-1850, Third Edition (2013), The Atlantic Slave Trade, Third Edition (2011), and Crosscurrents in the Black Atlantic, 1770-1965 (2007); and a contributor to the Oxford Handbook on the Atlantic World, c. 1450-1820 (2009) and the Oxford History of the British Empire (1988, 2004).

Table of Contents

1. Disciplines, Perspectives, Debates, and Overview 2. Language of the British Isles 3.The Language of North America 4. English in Imperial Asia and Africa 5. Cultural Worlds 6. Tipping Points

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