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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9780393062557
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full_title globish how the english language became the worlds language
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display_description It seems impossible: a small island in the North Atlantic, colonized by Rome, then pillaged for hundreds of years by marauding neighbors, becomes the dominant world power in the nineteenth century. Equally unlikely, a colony of that island nation across the Atlantic grows into the military and cultural colossus of the twentieth century. How? By the sword, of course; by trade and industrial ingenuity; but principally, and most surprisingly, by the power of their common language.In this provocative and compelling new look at the course of empire, Robert McCrum, coauthor of the bestselling book and television series The Story of English, shows how the language of the Anglo-American imperium has become the world's lingua franca. In fascinating detail he describes the ever-accelerating changes wrought on the language by the far-flung cultures claiming citizenship in the new hegemony. In the twenty-first century, writes the author, English + Microsoft = Globish.
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physical 1 online resource (1 audio file (600 min.)) : digital., 8 sound discs (10 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., xii, 331 p. ; 24 cm.
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subject_facet English language -- Globalization, English language -- History
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title Globish : how the English language became the world's language
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_sort globish how the english language became the world's language
title_sub how the English language became the world's language
topic History, Nonfiction
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