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English pp 101-127 | Cite as

English Transplanted

  • Jan Svartvik
  • Geoffrey Leech

Abstract

By 1783 the 13 colonies in America were lost for Britain. The English language, however, was not thrown out with the English. And, as the British Empire expanded, English spread to other continents: Australasia, Africa and Asia.

Keywords

English Language Official Language Outer Circle Short Vowel African National Congress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Svartvik
    • 1
  • Geoffrey Leech
    • 2
  1. 1.Lund UniversitySweden
  2. 2.Lancaster UniversityUK

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