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English as a global language: Why a global language?
‘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
A dictionary of linguistics and phonetics
This second edition is throughly revised and corrected to take account of the many changes in the subject over the last 6 years, and has been enlarged by over 20per cent.
Language and the Internet
Covering a range of Internet genres, including e-mail, chat, and the Web, this is a revealing account of how the Internet is radically changing the way the authors use language.
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language
The structure of language and identity, child language acquisition, language, brain and handicap, and language and communication are discussed.
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language
Now in its third edition, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language provides the most comprehensive coverage of the history, structure and worldwide use of English. Fully updated and
What is language death
The phrase ‘language death’ sounds as stark and final as any other in which that word makes its unwelcome appearance. And it has similar implications and resonances. To say that a language is dead is
Prosodic Systems and Intonation in English
This chapter discusses voice-quality and sound attributes in prosodic study, the intonation system of English, and the semantics ofintonation.
Txtng: the Gr8 Db8
List of Cartoons 1. The Hype About Texting 2. How Weird is Texting? 3. What is Distinctive About it? 4. Why do They do it? 5. Who Texts? 6. What do They Text About? 7. How do Other Languages do it?
English as a Global Language
Preface 1. Why a global language? 2. Why English? The historical context 3. Why English? The cultural foundation 4. Why English? The cultural legacy 5. The future of global English References Index