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English as a world language

Manfred Go rlach

English as a world language

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by Manfred Go rlach

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Published by John Benjamins in Amsterdam .
Written in English


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Offprint from English world-wide 9, 1.

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Open LibraryOL13934292M

  - Buy Cambridge International AS and A Level English Language Coursebook (Cambridge International Examinations) book online at best prices in India on Read Cambridge International AS and A Level English Language Coursebook (Cambridge International Examinations) book reviews & author details and more at /5(20). How English Became the Global Language is a stimulating and worthwhile read in its own right, but is also a model for interdisciplinary approaches to complex social phenomena.' - Survival "The global rise of English is a complex topic, and it deserves the kind of careful treatment found in Northrup's exceptional : Palgrave Macmillan US.

  As the British Library charts the evolution of English in a new major exhibition, author Michael Rosen gives a brief history of a language that has grown to world domination with phrases such as. A world language is characterized not only by the total number of speakers (native and second language speakers), but also by its geographical distribution, as well as use in international organizations and diplomatic relations. The most widely spoken (and probably the fastest spreading) world language today is English.

English is also the language of international air traffic control, and the principal language of world publishing, science and technology (Crystal ). 2- In the postcolonial world, English is often used outside the domestic area, discussions of the links between English and Anglo culture may even seem repulsive.   There is only one: English, which De Swaan calls “the hypercentral language that holds the entire world language system together”. The Japanese novelist Minae Mizumura similarly describes English.


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English as a World Language by Bailey (Author), Gorlach (Author) ISBN Cited by: As a world language, English doesn't belong to the native speakers in countries such as England and America, but to all who speak it.

To speak a language gives you the right to use it as you will. This is a very interesting book on the spread of world by: He is the author of several books with Cambridge, including Language and the Internet (), Language Death (), English as a Global Language (), Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language (), and Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language () as well as Words on Words (University of Chicago, )/5.

English as a Global Language arrives as an elegant successor to Robert McCrum’s The Story of English, published in It is at the same time cool and immensely authoritative. Less than half the size, but with scarcely less text than its richly illustrated Rolls-Royce predecessor, it sets a new standard in the popularisation of linguistics.’Cited by:   David Crystal's informative account of the rise of English as a global language explores the history, current status and potential of English as the international language of communication.

This 4/5(5). David Crystal's classic English as a Global Language considers the history, present status and future of the English language, focusing on. Summary ‘English is the global language.’ A headline of this kind must have appeared in a thousand news-papers and magazines in recent years.

‘English Rules’ is an actual example, presenting to the world an uncomplicated scenario suggesting the universality of the language's spread and the likelihood of its by: 5.

Merry-Go-Round: A Book About Nouns, A Cache of Jewels, Mine, All Mine!: A Book About Pronouns, Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs, Many Luscious Lollip. As can be seen in more detail in the section on English Today, on almost any basis, English is the nearest thing there has ever been to a global language.

Its worldwide reach is much greater than anything achieved historically by Latin or French, and there has never been a language as widely spoken as English. and its uses. The first book is about the grammar of English; the second is about related topics, including language variation (e.g., dialects), language learning, English spelling, and the history of the English language.

Generally, when people hear the word “grammar,” they immediatelyFile Size: 2MB. English as a global language People often talk about English as a global language or lingua franca. With more than million people around the world speaking English as a first language and more than million speaking it as a second language, there are English speakers in most countries around the world.

David Crystal, world authority on the English language, presents a lively and factual account of the rise of English as a global language and explores the whys and wherefores of the history, current status and future potential of English as the.

ENGLISH AS A GLOBAL LANGUAGE Distinctionssuchasthosebetween‘first’,‘second’and‘foreign’ languagestatusareuseful,butwemustbecarefulnottogive icular,itisimportantto. This is a book about the actual use of the English language.

It features sections about types of grammar, punctuation and formality. This wikibook is intended for use by native speakers or advanced learners of English as a second language.

( views) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English by H. Fowler - The Clarendon Press, Kachru () proposed three circles (Figure-1) to divide English-using world. While doing this, he focused on the historical context of English, the status of the language and the functions in various regions.

According to Kachru, the Inner Circle includes the Native English-speaking countries such as England, USA and Canada). The Outer Circle. ENGLISH AS A GLOBAL LANGUAGE with millions of popular intuitions at a level which had simply not existed a decade before.

These are the kinds of statement which seem so obvious that most people would give them hardly a second thought. Of course English is a global language,they would say.

You hear it on. Some leveled books are also supported by fluency practice passages, reader's theater scripts, a writer's response activity, a literature circle journal, or might be part of a paired book set or other collection. ALL the resources that support a book can be found on its home page.

note 1: the six UN languages - Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Russian, and Spanish (Castilian) - are the mother tongue or second language of about 45% of the world's population, and are the official languages in more than half the states in the world; some languages have more than a million first-language speakers ().

English as a Universal Language. by Carlos Carrion Torres - Vitoria ES - Brazil. English is without a doubt the actual universal language. It is the world's second largest native language, the official language in 70 countries, and English-speaking countries are responsible for about 40% of world's total GNP.

“Teaching English as World Language” is a book that is deeply rooted in the principle that English teachers or teachers of other languages should Author: Saidna Zulfiqar Bin Tahir. The book focuses on English grammar and how English evolved when speakers of different languages came together.

McWhorter is a professor at Columbia University, political commentator, and linguist. 2 The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language .Modern English, sometimes described as the first global lingua franca, is also regarded as the first world language.

English is the world's most widely used language in newspaper publishing, book publishing, international telecommunications, scientific publishing, international trade, mass entertainment, and forms: Proto-Germanic, Middle English, Early .In Shakespeare's time, the number of English speakers in the world is thought to have been between five and seven million.

According to linguist David Crystal, "Between the end of the reign of Elizabeth I () and the beginning of the reign of Elizabeth II (), this figure increased almost fiftyfold, to around million" (The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language Author: Richard Nordquist.