Globish How English Became the World's Language

ISBN-10: 0393339777

ISBN-13: 9780393339772

Edition: 2011

Authors: Robert McCrum
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 331
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Prologue: 'Crazy English'
Founders
In the Beginning: Four Invasions and a Cultural Revolution
Defeat into Victory: The DNA of Self-Expression
'Lighte Englisshe': Medieval Mass Communications
Eating Paper, Drinking Ink: Shakespeare & Co.
Pioneers
'A Whole Country of English': Re-inventing Freedom and Originality
'Common Hopes and Common Dreams': Lighting Out for the Territory
'The Audacity of Hope': From Slavery to Redemption
Popularisers
Rule, Britannia!: How England Became British
East, in a Western Voice: The People's Empire
'At the Top of the World': The Imperial Swan Song
Modernisers
'A Willingness of the Heart': The American Century I
'The Unity of the English-Speaking Peoples': The American Century II
'The World At Your Fingertips': From Google to Globish, 1989-2009
Globalisers
One World, One Dream: 'Conquer English to Make China Strong'
'Virtually Running America': India, the Far East and Beyond
Epilogue: 'A Thoroughfare for All Thoughts'
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