Multilingualism in the English-Speaking World: Pedigree of Nations
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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- Considers the perspectives of English as a global language as well as multilingualism as a social phenomenon.
- Written in an accessible style that draws on contemporary real life examples.
- Examines the everyday realities of people living in 'inner circle' English-speaking countries, such as the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
- Discusses the theoretical issues that underpin current debates, drawing on research literature on societal multilingualism, language maintenance and shift, language policy, language and power, and language and identity.
- Multilingualism in the English-Speaking World is the winner of the BAAL Book Prize 2005.