English as a Global Language

ISBN-10: 1107611806

ISBN-13: 9781107611801

Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)

Authors: David Crystal

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David Crystal's classic English as a Global Language considers the history, present status and future of the English language, focusing on its role as the leading international language. English has been deemed the most 'successful' language ever, with 1500 million speakers internationally, presenting a difficult task to those who wish to investigate it in its entirety. However, Crystal explores the subject in a measured but engaging way, always backing up observations with facts and figures. Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this is a book written by an expert both for specialists in the subject and for general readers interested in the English language.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface
Why a global language?
Why English? The historical context
Why English? The cultural foundation
Why English? The cultural legacy
The future of global English
References
Index
List of tables
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