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Authors/Editors: Holborow, Marnie
Title: The Politics of English: A Marxist View of Language.
Year: 1999
Publisher: Thousand Oaks: Sage
Pages: vii + 216
ISBN: 076196018X
Publication type: Book — monograph
Language: English
Keyword(s): ideology ; language and reality ; language and thought
Annotation: Focusing on how language both shapes and is shaped by social life, this book explores how the English language relates to international capitalism and colonialism, ideology and sexism.


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