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English as a global language / David Crystal.

By: Crystal, David, 1941-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2003Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xv, 212 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0521823471; 0521530326 (pbk.).Subject(s): English language -- Foreign countries | English language -- Social aspects -- Foreign countries | English language -- Social aspects -- English-speaking countries | Communication, International | Language, UniversalDDC classification: 420 Online resources: WorldCat Details | E-book Fulltext
Contents:
Table of contents 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.
Summary: Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 192-201) and index.

Table of contents 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.

Summary:
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.

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