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English is the world's lingua franca-the most widely spoken language in human history. And yet, as historian and linguist Nicholas Ostler persuasively argues. 3 Dec Deborah Cameron predicts an uncertain future for English. Modern lingua francas include French, German (the pre-eminent medium of scientific discourse until the Third English, he suggests, will be the last lingua franca. 26 Nov Special Issue: SYMPOSIUM ON CANADIAN ENGLISH STEFAN DOLLINGER and SANDRA CLARKE, Guest Editors. December
23 Nov English is the world's lingua franca-the most widely spoken language in human history. And yet, as historian and linguist Nicholas Ostler. 23 Mar Ostler Nicholas, The last lingua franca: English until the return of Babel. New York: Walker, Pp. xx, Hb. $ - Volume 41 Issue 2. 20 Dec Free Full-text (PDF) | This book builds on profound familiarity with the rise and fall of many languages11 throughout history. Ostler's goal is.
A review of Nicholas Ostler's book, The Last Lingua Franca, English Until the Return of Babel, by Tom Thompson. 4 Nov The Last Lingua Franca by Nicholas Ostler. In this provocative and persuasive new book, Nicholas Ostler challenges our assumption. The End of English as World Language? "The Last Lingua Franca: English Until the Return of Babel" by Nicholas Ostler (Walker & Company, ). ***. 23 Sep BOOK REVIEW. Nicholas Ostler: The Last Lingua Franca. English Until the Return of Babel. Penguin (Allen Lane), London, , xx + pp. 16 Nov While English is the most widely-spoken lingua franca in history, The Last Lingua Franca is subtitled English Until the Return of Babel. This is.
23 Mar Nicholas Ostler, The last lingua franca: English until the return of Babel. New York: Walker, Pp. xx, Hb. $ - Volume 41 Issue 2. Nicholas Ostler. The Last Lingua Franca: English Until the Return of Babel. Reviewer. Xiao Lin. Published online: 06 January DOI: /lplp 09lin. Lingua-franca present. The edges of English -- How various in the future? -- Lingua-francas past. The pragmatism of empire -- When the writ of Persian ran. Ostler predicts a soft landing for English: It will still be widely spoken, if no The Last Lingua Franca is both an insightful examination of the trajectory of our own.