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Web And "World English"

Streaming Video - 2006
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While tracing the spread of English via Internet technology, this program considers the implications of such de facto linguistic hegemony in a world of high-tech haves and have-nots. In addition, the program examines the simultaneous standardization and fragmentation of English as it is acquired by non-native English-speakers in Africa and Asia. Interviews with specialists drawn from WorldCom and Sony subsidiary So-Net, the Library of Congress and the British Library, CNN and the BBC, and elsewhere provide a wide-angle perspective on digital content, language translation utilities, and initiatives to bridge the digital and linguistic divides.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2001
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (52 min.) :,sd., col., digital
Alternative Title: Web and World English

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