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Wed Aug 13 2003

Books: Sociolinguistics, English: Crystal

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  1. jreid, English as a Global Language (2nd Ed): Crystal

Message 1: English as a Global Language (2nd Ed): Crystal

Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 10:20:26 +0000
From: jreid <>
Subject: English as a Global Language (2nd Ed): Crystal

Title: English as a Global Language
Subtitle: Second Edition
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press		 
Author: David Crystal				

Hardback: ISBN: 0521823471, Pages: 228, Price: $45.00
Comment: 1 figure/11 maps/5 tables
Paperback: ISBN: 0521530326, Pages: 228, Price: $15.00

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

David Crystal's informative account of the rise of English as a global
language explores the history, current status and potential of English
as the international language of communication. This new edition of
his classic work includes additional sections on the future of English
as a world language, English on the Internet, and the possibility of
an English "family" of languages. Footnotes, new tables, and a
comprehensive bibliography reflect the expanded scope of the revised

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

Lingfield(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English (Language code: ENG)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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