I> The Local Politics of Global English analyzes linguistic globalization in five countries that differ greatly in both their degree of global integration and their use of English. Concepts of hegemony and resistance, elites and subalterns, and liberalization and democratization are incorporated in case studies that provide insight into the politics of linguistic globalization.
Selma K. Sonntag is Professor of Government and Politics at Humboldt State University.
Chapter 1 Introduction: What is Global English? Chapter 2 Globalization and the Politics of Language Chapter 3 Language Politics in the United States: Projecting a Global Vision? Chapter 4 Language Politics in France, or How Do You Say "Junk Food" in Breton? Chapter 5 Subaltern Language Politics in India Chapter 6 Language Politics in Democratic Transitions: Comparing South Africa and Nepal Chapter 7 Understanding Linguistic Globalization