Linguistic imperialism /

Phillipson, Robert.

Linguistic imperialism / Robert Phillipson. - Oxford [England] : New York : Oxford University Press, c1992. - ix, 365 p. : 22 cm.

Online version:
Phillipson, Robert.
Linguistic imperialism.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)646205287

Includes bibliographical references (p. [322]-356) and index.

ELT : taking stock of a world commodity --
English, the dominant language --
Linguistic imperialism : theoretical foundations --
Earlier work relevant to linguistic imperialism --
The colonial linguistic inheritance --
British and American promotion of English --
Creating a profession : the structure and tenets of ELT --
English language teaching in action --
Arguments in linguistic imperialist discourse --
Linguistic imperialism and ELT. TOC

Explores the contemporary phenomenon of English as an international language, and sets out to analyse how and why the language has become so dominant. This book looks at the spread of English historically, at the role it plays in Third World countries, and at the ideologies transmitted through the English language.



0194371468

93167444


English language--Political aspects--Developing countries.
English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers.
English language--Political aspects--Foreign countries.
English language--Social aspects--Developing countries.
English language--Social aspects--Foreign countries.
Imperialism.

PE2751 / .P5 1992

410 / PHL 1992

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