Language Contact and Globalisation: The camouflaged influence of English on the world's languages--with special attention to Israeli (sic) and Mandarin

  title={Language Contact and Globalisation: The camouflaged influence of English on the world's languages--with special attention to Israeli (sic) and Mandarin},
  author={Ghil'ad Zuckermann},
  journal={Cambridge Review of International Affairs},
  pages={287 - 307}
  • G. Zuckermann
  • Published 1 July 2003
  • Linguistics
  • Cambridge Review of International Affairs
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