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To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


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Title: Language Problems and Language Planning
Publisher: John Benjamins
 
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URL: http://www.benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/lplp
Description: This international multi-lingual journal publishes articles primarily on political, sociological, and economic aspects of language and language use. It is especially concerned with relationships between and among language communities, particularly in international contexts, and in the adaptation, manipulation, and standardization of language for international use. Articles deal with language policy, language management, and language use in international organizations, multinational enterprises, etc., and theoretical studies on global communication, language interaction, and language conflict. Language Problems and Language Planning is published in cooperation with the Center for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems.
ISSN: 0272-2690
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

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