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Globish By Robert McCrum

Globish
by Robert McCrum

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Go anywhere in the world today and you'll see or hear English in some form. It may not be the Queen's English that you're hearing, but it is a form of universally recognised English. This title explores the history of English and ponders why, while British and American empires have waxed and waned, the English language, has taken over the world.
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Globish: How the English Language became the World's Language by Robert McCrum

Go anywhere in the world today and you'll see or hear English in some form. It may not necessarily be the Queen's English that you're hearing, but it is, nevertheless, a form of universally recognised English - it is Globish.

In his wonderfully witty and informative new book, Robert McCrum explores the curious history, vivacity and endurance of English and ponders why, while British and American empires have waxed and waned, the English language, freer from its moorings like never before, has quietly taken over the world.

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Globish Reviews


A daring revisionist history of the English language. . . . History buffs and linguistics junkies alike will devour this love letter to the English language.
Gripping and profoundly informative.
Robert McCrum argues, brilliantly and provocatively, that England s greatest contribution to the world is English. The empire may be gone. But Globish explains why the language still rules.--Malcolm Gladwell
Globish presents a terrifically interesting prism through which to view the history of English . . . Most fascinating and amusing . . . Mr. McCrum s rapid journey . . . makes entertaining reading.--Paul Levy

Additional information

GOR002777564
Globish: How the English Language became the World's Language by Robert McCrum
Robert McCrum
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2011-05-26
320
014102710X
9780141027104
N/A
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