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English language as hydra

Vaughan Rapatahana

English language as hydra

its impacts on non-English language cultures

by Vaughan Rapatahana

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Published by Multilingual Matters in Bristol, Buffalo .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Languages,
  • Languages in contact,
  • Influence on foreign languages,
  • Social aspects,
  • Foreign coutries,
  • Political aspects,
  • English language

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Vaughan Rapatahana and Pauline Bunce
    SeriesLinguistic diversity and language rights -- 9
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP130.52.P16 E54 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25252958M
    ISBN 109781847697509, 9781847697493, 9781847697516
    LC Control Number2012009135

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