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Globish: How the English Language Became the World's Language

Dimensions: L: 16.5cm x W: 3cm x H: 24cm

Product Code: 9780393062557

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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 best-selling 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.

Book Title Globish: How the English Language Became the World's Language
ISBN 9780393062557
By Author(s) Robert McCrum
Publisher W. W. Norton Company
Pages 331
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.5cm x 3cm x 24cm
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