World English on BBC

Lynne Murphy lynnem at COGS.SUSX.AC.UK
Fri Mar 23 19:51:24 UTC 2001

Here's a BBC news article with the intriguing start:

A picture may be worth a thousand words. But
economists have now come up with an exact value for
the English language in the internet age.

The language of Milton and Shakespeare - or more to
the point the Spice Girls and Bill Gates - is now worth an
estimated $7.815 billion.

See the rest of the article, which includes some World English gems:

M Lynne Murphy
Lecturer in Linguistics
School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QH

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