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English as a Global Language

David Crystal, Honorary Professor of Linguistics David Crystal Cambridge University Press, Jul 28, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 212 pages 5 Reviews David Crystal's informative account of the rise of English as a global language explores the history, current status and potential of English as the international language of communication. This new edition of his classic work includes additional sections on the future of English as a world language, English on the Internet, and the possibility of an English "family" of languages. Footnotes, new tables, and a comprehensive bibliography reflect the expanded scope of the revised edition. An internationally renowned scholar in the field of language and linguistics, David Crystal received an Order of the British Empire in 1995 for his services to the English language. He is the author of several books with Cambridge, including Language and the Internet (2001), Language Death (2000), English as a Global Language (1997), Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language (1997), and Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language (1995) as well as Words on Words (University of Chicago, 2000). First edition Hb (1997): 0-521-59247-X First edition Pb (1998): 0-521-62994-2 Preview this book »

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Title Page


Why a global language? 1 What is a global language? 3 What makes a global language? 7 Why do we need a global language? 11 What are the dangers of a global language? 14 Could anything stop a global language? 25 A critical era 27 Why English? The historical context 29 The press 91 Advertising 93 Broadcasting 95 Cinema 98 Popular music 100 International travel 104 International safety 106 Education 110

MoreOrigins 30 America 31 Canada 36 The Caribbean 39 Australia and New Zealand 40 South Africa 43 South Asia 46 Former colonial Africa 49 Southeast Asia and the South Pacific 54 A world view 59 Why English? The cultural foundation 72 Political developments 78 Access to knowledge 80 Taken for granted 83 Why English? The cultural legacy 86 The media 90 Communications 114 The right place at the right time 120 The future of global English 123 The rejection of English 124 the US situation 127 New Englishes 140 The linguistic character of New Englishes 147 Vocabulary 158 Codeswitching 164 Other domains 168 The future of English as a world language 172 An English family of languages? 177 A unique event? 189 References 192 Index 202 Copyright


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Title English as a Global Language Authors David Crystal, Honorary Professor of Linguistics David Crystal Edition illustrated, reprint, revised Publisher Cambridge University Press, 2003 ISBN 0521530326, 9780521530323 Length 212 pages Subjects Language Arts & Disciplines  › Linguistics  › General

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