How English Became the Global Language /

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Northrup, David, 1941- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition:First edition.
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505 0 |a Introduction: disciplines, perspectives, debates, and overview. How different disciplines tell the history of English ; An introduction to language history ; Debates about modern history ; Overview -- The language of the British Isles. Invaders ; Modern English ; English in Scotland, Wales, and Ireland ; Conclusion -- The language of North America. Colonial beginnings ; Expansion and assimilation ; Persistence of other languages and bilingualism -- English in Imperial Asia and Africa. British colonies in Asia ; British colonies in Africa ; American colonies in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific -- Cultural worlds. International relations ; Scientific English ; Business English ; Global English literature ; Popular culture: rap and Mac -- Tipping points. The world wide web ; Soviet disintegration ; China tips Asia ; The global academic language ; Conclusion. 
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650 0 |a English language  |x History. 
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650 0 |a English language  |x Variation. 
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