In this slim volume David Northrup, a retired Boston College professor of history, gives a clear and concise account of the development of English into the twenty-first century’s one truly global language. First he traces how English became the predominant language in the British Isles, overcoming such rivals as Cornish, Welsh, and Gaelic.
Cantor, Paul A.
"How English Became the Global Language, by David Northrup,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 68
, Article 16.
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