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English as a global language by David Crystal

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, UK, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Foreign countries.,
  • English-speaking countries.

Subjects:

  • English language -- Foreign countries,
  • English language -- Social aspects -- Foreign countries,
  • English language -- Social aspects -- English-speaking countries,
  • Communication, International,
  • Language, Universal

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 192-201) and index.

StatementDavid Crystal.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPE2751 .C79 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 212 p. :
Number of Pages212
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3707905M
ISBN 100521823471, 0521530326
LC Control Number2003282119
OCLC/WorldCa51568666

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This book gives more insight into the ascension of English as a global language, David crystal has given a thorough study of the subject and it is an excellent source of information. Read more 2 people found this helpfulCited by:   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" 4/5(5). This book provides a historical background (although a really white washed history) of English becoming a global language. I used this for a class I was teaching on World Englishes and was disappointed that there wasn't a more critical lens used in looking at English as a global language. I would not use this book again/5. In this book, David Crystal presents the future of the English language. According to Crystal, non-native speakers of English outnumber native speakers of English, so it could be said that English has become global/5.

English as a Global Language arrives as an elegant successor to Robert McCrum’s The Story of English, published in It is at the same time cool and immensely authoritative. Less than half the size, but with scarcely less text than its richly illustrated Rolls-Royce predecessor, it sets a new standard in the popularisation of linguistics.’Cited by: English as a global language Second edition DavidCrystal,worldauthorityontheEnglishlanguage,presentsalively andfactualaccountoftheriseofEnglishasagloballanguageandex-.   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 million speakers internationally, presenting a difficult task to those who wish to investigate it in its . 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.

ENGLISH AS A GLOBAL LANGUAGE with millions of popular intuitions at a level which had simply not existed a decade before. These are the kinds of statement which seem so obvious that most people would give them hardly a second thought. Of course English is a global language,they would say. You hear it on. English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and eventually became a global lingua franca. It is named after the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to the area of Great Britain that later took their name, names derive from Anglia, a peninsula on the Baltic h is most closely related to Frisian and Low Early forms: Proto-Germanic, Middle English, Early . Although English currently appears to be in an unassailable position in the modern world, its future as a global language is not necessarily assured. In the Middle Ages, Latin seemed forever set as the language of education and culture, as did French in the 18th Century. But circumstances change, and there are several factors which might. ‘English is the global language.’ A headline of this kind must have appeared in a thousand news-papers and magazines in recent years. ‘English Rules’ is an actual example, presenting to the world an uncomplicated scenario suggesting the universality of the language's spread and the likelihood of its by: 5.