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The Fall of Language in the Age of English

Minae Mizumura

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163026
eISBN:
9780231538541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163026.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book lays bare the struggle to retain the brilliance of the English language in a period of English-language dominance. The book acknowledges the value of a universal language in the pursuit of ... More


Introduction

Mari Yoshihara and Juliet Winters Carpenter

in The Fall of Language in the Age of English

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163026
eISBN:
9780231538541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163026.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter analyzes Minae Mizumura's The Fall of Language in the Age of English, a novel that received a rather polarizing reception due to its underlying theme. The novel tackles the ... More


The Future of National Languages

Mari Yoshihara and Juliet Winters Carpenter

in The Fall of Language in the Age of English

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163026
eISBN:
9780231538541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163026.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the future of non-English national languages in a world that uses the English language as the “international” language. It argues that each nation will suffer tensions between ... More


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