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The Resource How English Became the Global Language, David Northrup

How English Became the Global Language, David Northrup

Label
How English Became the Global Language
Title
How English Became the Global Language
Statement of responsibility
David Northrup
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, the first written about the globalization of the English language by a professional historian, the exploration of English's global ascendancy receives its proper historical due. This brief, accessible volume breaks new ground in its organization, emphasis on causation, and conclusions.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Northrup, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
Summary expansion
While there have been many books on the history of globalization to date, most have stressed economics and politics. Cultural globalization, of which the emergence of English as the world's first global language is a prime example, has been comparatively neglected. In this book, the first written about the globalization of the English language by a professional historian, the exploration of English's global ascendancy receives its proper historical due. Historians have traditionally left the history of language to linguists and other language specialists, and this brief, accessible volume breaks new ground in its organization, emphasis on causation, and conclusions
Label
How English Became the Global Language, David Northrup
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:384481/one
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
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
Control code
FIEb17317654
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 205 pages
Isbn
9781137303059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • FIE
  • (OCoLC)809978163
Label
How English Became the Global Language, David Northrup
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:384481/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
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
Control code
FIEb17317654
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 205 pages
Isbn
9781137303059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • FIE
  • (OCoLC)809978163

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