English as A Global Language

English as A Global Language

eBook - 2003
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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 1500 million speakers internationally, presenting a difficult task to those who wish to investigate it in its entirety. However, Crystal explores the subject in a measured but engaging way, always backing up observations with facts and figures. Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this is a book written by an expert both for specialists in the subject and for general readers interested in the English language.
Publisher: Cambridge, England ;, New York :, Cambridge University Press,, 2003
©2003
Edition: Second edition
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9781139196970
Characteristics: 1 online resource (228 pages) :,illustrations, tables
Additional Contributors: NC Live eBook Central

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