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English as a Global Language


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Table of Contents

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; List of tables.

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Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this book is ideal for general readers interested in the English language.


'... the perfect introduction by an acknowledged linguistic expert.' Observer
'This is a fascinating and useful book ... a fine introduction for a wide variety of potential users.' Choice
'This book is perfect for those just starting to learn about the world of global language.' Christie DeBlasio, The Linguist List (linguistlist.org)

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