[EDLING:1275] English Next

Francis M. Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Sun Feb 26 23:48:13 UTC 2006

English Next was commissioned by the British Council and written by researcher 
David Graddol – a British applied linguist, well known as a writer, 
broadcaster, researcher and consultant on issues relating to global English.

The report draws attention to the extraordinary speed of change to issues 
affecting English identified in the 1997 publication: The Future of English?

The new report argues that we are already in a very new kind of environment 
and a new phase in the global development of English. What are the new rules 
and who will be the winners and who will be the losers? In this new study 
David Graddol suggests some of the answers by analysing demographic and 
economic trends in the Twenty First Century which affect Global English and 
the language policies worldwide and will influence its future.

The full text is available online:

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