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The Future of Englishes
Description: A third of the seven billion people in the world speak English, with just 400 million of them as a first language. There have been sixty to seventy new Englishes that have emerged in the last fifty years alone, and the ‘lingua franca’ in Europe is emerging as another English too. For sure. Can the world’s most acquisitive and adaptable communications tool just keep growing?

A talk for Hay Festival
Time: 14:30
Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage
Address: Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Telephone: Tel 01497 822 629
Contact e-mail: boxoffice@hayfestival.org
Link: https:/­/­www.hayfestival.com/­p-15489-david-crystal.aspx

 

 

 

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