By (author) Robert Phillipson
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Linguistic Imperialism by Robert Phillipson
Book DescriptionThis 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 DetailsISBN: 9780194371469
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 9-Apr-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Phillipson
Why English?, Hardback (June 2016)
Using the metaphor of the Hydra monster from ancient Greek mythology, this book explores how the English language industry threatens the diversity of languages and cultures in the modern world. It reveals how the dominance of English is being confronted and calls for greater efforts to ensure the maintenance of linguistic and cultural diversity.
Linguistic Imperialism Continued, Paperback (March 2010)
Analyzing how the global dominance of English in various domains of power is maintained, legitimized and persists in the twenty-first century, this title reflects on the ways to understand these developments.
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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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