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Title: The Dominance of English As a Language of Science: Effects on Other Languages and Language Communities
Edited By: Ulrich Ammon
Series Title: Contributions to the Sociology of Language

The book shows to what degree English is now the dominant language of science. It gives a world-wide overview of various countries on all continents aiming beyond description at explanation and even prediction of future developments. What are the effects of the dominance of English on languages and speakers? Are other languages still being modernized under these conditions? Are their speakers trapped at a permanent disadvantage, or do the advantages of a world-wide lingua franca outweigh disadvantages for everyone? The book provides important background information for language planning and language politics.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 311016647X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 478
Prices: DM 256,- / EUR 130,89 / vS 186