- Series: African Archaeological Review
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press (September 13, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 052159247X
- ISBN-13: 978-0521592475
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,284,121 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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English as a Global Language (African Archaeological Review)
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David Crystal, world authority on English, has written a timely account of the phenomenon of English as a global language. It includes a historical summary of the global development of English; an analysis of the current status of English internationally; and an informed assessment of the language's future.
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This is a very interesting book on the spread of world English. I really recommend it.