How English Became the Global Language

  • Authors
  • David┬áNorthrup

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. David Northrup
    Pages 27-47
  3. David Northrup
    Pages 49-73
  4. David Northrup
    Pages 75-108
  5. David Northrup
    Pages 109-135
  6. David Northrup
    Pages 137-160
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 161-205

About this book


In this book, the first written about the globalization of the English language by a professional historian, the exploration of English's global ascendancy receives its proper historical due. This brief, accessible volume breaks new ground in its organization, emphasis on causation, and conclusions.


English English language globalization

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-30306-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-30307-3
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