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Linguistic Imperialism
By Robert Phillipson

Linguistic Imperialism

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Linguistic Imperialism by Robert Phillipson

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics) Book Prize 2000.

Book Description

This book explores the contemporary phenomenon of English as an international language, and sets out to analyse how and why the language has become so dominant. It looks at the spread of English historically, at the role it plays in Third World countries, and at the ideologies transmitted through the English language.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780194371469
ISBN-10: 0194371468
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Pages: 374
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 9-Apr-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Linguistic Imperialism Continued by Robert Phillipson Linguistic Imperialism Continued, Paperback (March 2010)

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Social Justice Through Multilingual Education by Robert Phillipson Social Justice Through Multilingual Education, Paperback (July 2009)

Most Indigenous and minority children are not provided with multilingual education, which would enable them to succeed both in school and in society. In this important book, experts from around the world show how multilingual education can be provided, and what it can achieve.

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