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Authors/Editors: Crystal, David
Title: English as a global language.
Year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press
Pages: x + 150
Publication type: Book — monograph
Language: English
Keyword(s): globalization ; language dominance ; language of wider communication ; language status ; lingua franca
Subject — language(s): English
Annotation: This book on the rise of English as a global language examines the history, actual status and future potential of English as the language of international communication.


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  2. Sussex, Roland (1999) “<Review of D. Crystal (1997: 'English as a global language').>” Language in Society 28:1. pp. 120-124.