English as a Global Language (Paperback)David Crystal (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 228
Weight: 323 g
Dimensions: 217 x 138 x 17 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
'This little book is a cross between a tourist guide and a no-nonsense school textbook ... Crystal is skilled at assembling scattered yet useful data in a form that seems safe and reliable. He presents enough facts and figures to make readers feel that they are getting good value for their time and money ... The book's value is clear. It is a judicious mix of outline facts and good sense about language ... Overall, this commonsensical little book will be a useful tool for spreading the important message that English is not supreme because it is superior ... , that English is not declining, and that it would be a tragedy if English alone remained among languages.' Jean Aitchison, Times Educational Supplement
'This is a fascinating and useful book... a fine introduction for a wide variety of potential users.' Choice
'Crystal provides us with an excellent account of the growth of English as the global language.' Good Book Guide
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