Publication details [#25634]

Phillipson, Robert. 1992. Linguistic imperialism. Oxford University Press. 365 pp.
Publication type
Book – monograph
Publication language
Language as a subject


This book focuses on the hegemonic role of English -viz. the global spread of English and English language teaching (ELT)-, and the underlying politico-economic motives, from the perspective of developing countries. Although P. ascribes ELT-promotion in developing countries today primarily to activities of the British Council and other UK state agencies, it is the United States that play a leading role here.

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