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The Resource The last lingua franca : English until the return of Babel, Nicholas Ostler

The last lingua franca : English until the return of Babel, Nicholas Ostler

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The last lingua franca : English until the return of Babel
Title
The last lingua franca
Title remainder
English until the return of Babel
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Ostler
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Examines the rise and fall of English as the most widely spoken language in human history and discusses which language will overtake its dominance as English-speaking nations are challenged by the rising wealth of Brazil, Russia, India and China
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374172
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ostler, Nicholas
Dewey number
420.9
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • English language
  • Lingua francas
  • English language
  • English language
Target audience
adult
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English until the return of Babel
Label
The last lingua franca : English until the return of Babel, Nicholas Ostler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part 1: Lingua-franca present: the edges of English -- How various in the future? --Part II: lingua-francas past -- The pragmatism of empire -- When the writ of Persian ran -- Traders? Languages and the language for trade -- God's own language -- Part III: A range of outcomes -- Regenerations -- Ruin and relegation -- Resignation -- Who's in charge here? -- Big beasts -- The jungle is neutral -- Under an English Sun, the shadows lengthen
Control code
000045529907
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
330 p. 24 cm.
Isbn
9780802717719
Lccn
2010016373
System control number
(OCoLC)555656558
Label
The last lingua franca : English until the return of Babel, Nicholas Ostler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part 1: Lingua-franca present: the edges of English -- How various in the future? --Part II: lingua-francas past -- The pragmatism of empire -- When the writ of Persian ran -- Traders? Languages and the language for trade -- God's own language -- Part III: A range of outcomes -- Regenerations -- Ruin and relegation -- Resignation -- Who's in charge here? -- Big beasts -- The jungle is neutral -- Under an English Sun, the shadows lengthen
Control code
000045529907
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
330 p. 24 cm.
Isbn
9780802717719
Lccn
2010016373
System control number
(OCoLC)555656558

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