23.1812, Books: English as a Global Language: Crystal

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Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2012 19:25:28
From: Joyce Reid [jreid at cambridge.org]
Subject: English as a Global Language: Crystal

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Title: English as a Global Language 
Publication Year: 2012 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
	   http://us.cambridge.org
	
Author: David Crystal

Paperback: ISBN:  9781107611801 Pages:  Price: U.K. £ 10.99
Paperback: ISBN:  9781107611801 Pages:  Price: U.S. $ 16.99


Abstract:

Please note: This is a new edition of a previously announced text.

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. 

'… the perfect introduction by an acknowledged linguistic expert.' Observer

'This is a fascinating and useful book … a fine introduction for a wide variety 
of  potential users.' Choice 



Preface; 1. Why a global language?; 2. Why English? The historical context; 3. 
Why English? The cultural foundation; 4. Why English? The cultural legacy; 5. 
The future of global English; References; Index; List of tables. 


Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics
                     Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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