Buying Into English: Language and Investment in the New Capitalist World

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Buying Into English: Language and Investment in the New Capitalist World - Prendergast, Catherine
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Many developing countries have little choice but to buy into English as a path to ideological and material betterment. Based on extensive fieldwork in Slovakia, Prendergast assembles a rich ethnographic study that records the thoughts, aspirations, and concerns of Slovak nationals, language instructors, journalists, and textbook authors who contend with the increasing importance of English to their rapidly evolving world. She reveals how the use of English in everyday life has becomes suffused with the terms of the ...

Buying Into English: Language and Investment in the New Capitalist World 2008, University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN-13: 9780822960010

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Buying Into English: Language and Investment in the New Capitalist World 2008, University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN-13: 9780822943464

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