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English Next

English Next

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The familiar ‘story of English’ provides a historical narrative

which represents the emergence of global English as a

‘triumph’ for native speakers. The reality is that there are

much wider and more complex changes in the world

language system now taking place. English is not the only

‘big’ language in the world, and its position as a global

language is now in the care of multilingual speakers.

The triumph of English

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The world languages system

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English challenged

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Languages trends

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ENGLISH NEXT • PART ONE • A WORLD IN TRANSITION

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