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By Viv Edwards

Multilingualism within the English-Speaking World is the winner of the BAAL booklet Prize 2005.

Multilingualism within the English-Speaking global: Pedigree of Nations explores the results of English as a world language and multilingualism as a social phenomenon. Written accessibly, it explores the level of variety in ‘inner circle’ English conversing nations (the united kingdom, the united states, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand) and examines language in the house, institution, and the broader community.

  • Considers the views of English as an international language in addition to multilingualism as a social phenomenon.
  • Written in an obtainable kind that pulls on modern genuine existence examples.
  • Examines the standard realities of individuals residing in 'inner circle' English-speaking international locations, reminiscent of the united kingdom, united states, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Discusses the theoretical concerns that underpin present debates, drawing on examine literature on societal multilingualism, language upkeep and shift, language coverage, language and gear, and language and identity.

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