Robert McCrum
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Globish: How the English Language Became the World's Language
16 Aug 2010 // 5:00 PM

The making of a recognizable Englishness, the painful transition to Anglo-Saxon ‘Englaland’, is a history of four invasions and a cultural revolution… English was a mirror to its island state, an idiosyncratic mixture of splendid isolation and humiliating foreign occupation.

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