Linguistic Imperialism

OUP Oxford, 09.04.1992 - 365 Seiten
This book explores the contemporary phenomenon of English as an international language, and sets out to analyse how and why the language has become so dominant. It looks at the spread of English historically, at the role it plays in Third World countries, and at the ideologies transmitted through the English language.

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Taking stock of a world commodity
English the dominant language
theoretical foundations

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Robert Phillipson is a Professor of English in the Copenhagen Business School. His main research interests include the role of English worldwide, language policy and multilingualism in the European Union. Robert has written and edited books on language policy, language learning, and languagerights.

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