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How English Became the Global Language / David Northrup.

Author/Creator:
Northrup, David, 1941- author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 205 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
Subjects:
English language -- Globalization.
English language -- History.
English language -- Foreign countries.
English language -- Variation.
Contents:
Introduction: disciplines, perspectives, debates, and overview. How different disciplines tell the history of English ; An introduction to language history ; Debates about modern history ; Overview
The language of the British Isles. Invaders ; Modern English ; English in Scotland, Wales, and Ireland ; Conclusion
The language of North America. Colonial beginnings ; Expansion and assimilation ; Persistence of other languages and bilingualism
English in Imperial Asia and Africa. British colonies in Asia ; British colonies in Africa ; American colonies in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific
Cultural worlds. International relations ; Scientific English ; Business English ; Global English literature ; Popular culture: rap and Mac
Tipping points. The world wide web ; Soviet disintegration ; China tips Asia ; The global academic language ; Conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781137303059 (alk. paper)
1137303050 (alk. paper)
9781137303066 (alk. paper)
1137303069 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
809978163
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