Globish: how the English language became the world's language

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In this provocative and compelling new work, the coauthor of the bestselling book and television series The Story of English shows how English became the language of the world.
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subject_facet English language -- Globalization, English language -- History
title_display Globish : how the English language became the world's language
title_full Globish : how the English language became the world's language / Robert McCrum, Globish How the English Language Became the World's Language, Globish [electronic resource] : how the English language became the world's language / by Robert McCrum, Globish [sound recording] : [how the English language became the world's language] / Robert McCrum
title_short Globish :
title_sub how the English language became the world's language
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