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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
"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."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
420.9
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1073
LC item number
.N67 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
How English became the global language, David Northrup
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 205 pages
Isbn
9781137303066
Lccn
2012038715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022149058
System control number
(OCoLC)809978163
Label
How English became the global language, David Northrup
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 205 pages
Isbn
9781137303066
Lccn
2012038715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022149058
System control number
(OCoLC)809978163

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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