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Published: 23 February 2022 (Estimated)

480 Pages

235x156mm

ISBN: 9780190625610


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The Rise of English

Global Politics and the Power of Language

Rosemary Salomone

  • A masterful account of the spread of English as the dominant lingua franca worldwide
  • Connects the stories of the US, UK, Europe, and postcolonial countries such as India and South Africa through the wide-ranging economic and political effects of English
  • Examines both the good and harm that English can cause as it increases economic opportunity for some but sidelines others
  • Argues that English can function beneficially as a key component of multilingualism