Globish How the English Language Became the World's Language

by Robert McCrum

History The Real World

Globish How the English Language Became the World's Language Synopsis

What were the beginnings of the English language?

Why has American culture spread so successfully and will it continue to do so even as the country's power apparently wanes?

Why are the West Indies no longer any good at cricket?

What difference did slavery make to the way we speak English today?

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ISBN: 9780141027104
Publication date: 26/05/2011
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141027104
Publication date: 26th May 2011
Author: Robert McCrum
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: History, The Real World,
Categories: Sociolinguistics,

About Robert McCrum

Robert McCrum is the author of several novels and two works of non-fiction, The Story of English and My Year Off. He is literary editor of the Observer and lives in London.

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