English as a Global Language
Cambridge University Press, Jul 28, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 212 pages
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 edition. An internationally renowned scholar in the field of language and linguistics, David Crystal received an Order of the British Empire in 1995 for his services to the English language. He is the author of several books with Cambridge, including Language and the Internet (2001), Language Death (2000), English as a Global Language (1997), Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language (1997), and Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language (1995) as well as Words on Words (University of Chicago, 2000). First edition Hb (1997): 0-521-59247-X First edition Pb (1998): 0-521-62994-2
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From digging through Crystals numbers and looking at the sources, his numbers seem to be accurate which is very important when making your own conclusions in research.
Why a global language?
What is a global language?
What makes a global language?
Why do we need a global language?
What are the dangers of a global language?
Could anything stop a global language?
A critical era
Why English? The historical context
Australia and New Zealand
Former colonial Africa
Southeast Asia and the South Pacific
A world view
Why English? The cultural foundation
Access to knowledge
Taken for granted
Why English? The cultural legacy
The right place at the right time
The future of global English
The rejection of English
the US situation
The linguistic character of New Englishes
The future of English as a world language
An English family of languages?
A unique event?
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