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By Catherine Prendergast

Many constructing international locations have little selection yet to “buy into English” as a route to ideological and fabric betterment.

Based on huge fieldwork in Slovakia, Prendergast assembles a wealthy ethnographic examine that documents the concepts, aspirations, and matters of Slovak nationals, language teachers, reporters, and textbook authors who cope with the expanding significance of English to their speedily evolving global. She finds how using English in daily life has turns into suffused with the phrases of the data and knowledge financial system, the place language is manipulated for energy and profit.

Buying into English provides an astute research of the criteria that experience made English so favorite and but so elusive, and a deconstruction of the parable of assured viability for brand new states and economies via English.

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