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How English Became the Global Language

D. Northrup Springer, Mar 20, 2013 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 205 pages 1 Review 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. Preview this book »

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Disciplines Perspectives Debates and Overview 1 Chapter 2 The Language of the British Isles 27 Chapter 3 The Language of North America 48 Chapter 4 English in Imperial Asia and Africa 75 Chapter 5 Cultural Worlds 109 Chapter 6 Tipping Points 136 Notes 161 Bibliography 181 Index 197 Copyright

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African languages American English ancestral language Anglophone Arabic Asia Asian Atlantic become bilingual Britain British colonies British Isles Caribbean English Celtic languages century chapter China Chinese Chinua Achebe Christianity communication countries Creole cultural decades Dominance of English early East elite Empire England English language English speakers English-medium schools English-speaking Esperanto Europe European Union expanded foreign language France French German global English global language guage higher education History immigrants imperial important Indian Ireland Irish Language Policy large number Latin learn English Liberia lingua franca linguistic literary literature London million missionaries modern national language nationalist native speakers Nigeria North America OCEL official language Oxford University Press percent pidgin political popular population primary private private private programs promoted regional Samuel Ajayi Crowther second language settler Sierra Leone slaves South Spanish speak speech spoken spread of English teaching tion trade United vernacular Wales Welsh West Africa Western writing York

About the author (2013)

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).

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Title How English Became the Global Language Author D. Northrup Edition illustrated Publisher Springer, 2013 ISBN 1137303077, 9781137303073 Length 205 pages Subjects Language Arts & Disciplines  › Linguistics  › General

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