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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

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Title: English as a Global Language
Description:

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

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Review: Read the review
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
History of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781107611801
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