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The Language revolution / David CrystalL,

By: CrystalL, David.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Delhi : Polity Press, 2004Description: viii, 142 p. : 22 cm.ISBN: 9780745633121; 074563480X.Subject(s): English language | Language and languages English language-21st century InternetDDC classification: 410 Online resources: WorldCat details | E-book Fulltext
Contents:
Table of contents 1. The future of Englishes -- 2. The future of languages -- 3. The role of the Internet -- 4. After the revolution -- 5. Language themes for the twenty-first century.
Summary: Summary: "In this book, David Crystal, one of the world's authorities on language, brings together for the first time the three major trends which he argues have fundamentally altered the world's linguistic ecology: the emergence of English as the world's first truly global language; the crisis facing huge numbers of languages which are currently endangered or dying; and, finally, the radical effect on language of the arrival of Internet technology." "The Language Revolution will be essential reading for anyone interested in language and communication in the twenty-first century."--Jacket.
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Includes Index.

Table of contents 1. The future of Englishes --
2. The future of languages --
3. The role of the Internet --
4. After the revolution --
5. Language themes for the twenty-first century.

Summary:
"In this book, David Crystal, one of the world's authorities on language, brings together for the first time the three major trends which he argues have fundamentally altered the world's linguistic ecology: the emergence of English as the world's first truly global language; the crisis facing huge numbers of languages which are currently endangered or dying; and, finally, the radical effect on language of the arrival of Internet technology." "The Language Revolution will be essential reading for anyone interested in language and communication in the twenty-first century."--Jacket.

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