Crystal, David, 1941-

English as a global language / David Crystal. - 2nd ed. - Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2003. - xv, 212 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 192-201) and index.

Why a global language? --
Why English? The historical context --
3. Why English? The cultural foundation --
4. Why English? The cultural legacy --
5. The future of global English. Table of contents

A lively and factual account of the rise of English as a global language that explores the whys and wherefores of the history, current status and future potential of English as the most international language of communication.

0521823471 0521530326 (pbk.)


English language--Foreign countries.
English language--Social aspects--Foreign countries.
English language--Social aspects--English-speaking countries.
Communication, International.
Language, Universal.

PE2751 / .C79 2003

420 / CRE 2003

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