How English Became the Global Language

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Springer, Mar 20, 2013 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 205 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Disciplines Perspectives Debates and Overview
1
Chapter 2 The Language of the British Isles
27
Chapter 3 The Language of North America
48
Chapter 4 English in Imperial Asia and Africa
75
Chapter 5 Cultural Worlds
109
Chapter 6 Tipping Points
136
Notes
161
Bibliography
181
Index
197
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David Northrup was Professor of History at Boston College for four decades and has published widely in African, Atlantic, and world history. He is the co-author of The Diary of Antera Duke: An Eighteenth-Century African Slave Trader (2010); author of Africa's Discovery of Europe, 1450-1850, Third Edition (2013), The Atlantic Slave Trade, Third Edition (2011), and Crosscurrents in the Black Atlantic, 1770-1965 (2007); and a contributor to the Oxford Handbook on the Atlantic World, c. 1450-1820 (2009) and the Oxford History of the British Empire (1988, 2004).