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1st Edition

Linguistic Imperialism Continued

ISBN 9780415872010
Published January 21, 2010 by Routledge
296 Pages

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Book Description

This volume brings together key writings since the 1992 publication of Linguistic Imperialism – Robert Phillipson’s controversial benchmark volume, which triggered a major re-thinking of the English teaching profession by connecting the field to wider political and economic forces. Analyzing how the global dominance of English in all domains of power is maintained, legitimized and persists in the twenty-first century, Linguistic Imperialism Continued reflects and contributes in important ways to understanding these developments.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The study of continued linguistic imperialism; Chapter 2 English in the new world order; Chapter 3 Language policy and linguistic imperialism; Chapter 4 Linguistic imperialism; Chapter 5 English, no longer a foreign language in Europe?; Chapter 6 The linguistic imperialism of neoliberal empire; Chapter 7 Lingua franca or lingua frankensteinia? English in European integration and globalization; Chapter 8 English in higher education, panacea or pandemic?;

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Robert Phillipson is Professor Emeritus, Copenhagen Business School, Department of International Language Studies and Computational Linguistics .


"Robert Phillipson has made, and continues to make, a major contribution to our understanding of the social construction of English as a ‘world language’ representing potent symbolic capital within the global cultural economy."

Naz Rassool, University of Reading

"[A] major contribution to critical sociolinguistics…. "

Probal Dasgupta, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

"… A fascinating work which manifests how humanistic values can be blended with erudition and analytical incisiveness to create the kind of scholarship which can transcend the mere description of reality our research methods enforce upon us."

Tariq Rahman, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

"Phillipson’s work is not only thought-provoking and ground-breaking, but it gets to the

very heart of some of the key issues around the global dominance of English in the world. It

provides a major contribution to our understanding of the role of English in the contemporary


Peter Martin, University of East London