Word for Word: The social, economic and political impact of Spanish and English

Word for Word examines the social, economic and political impact of Spanish and English in the world today. 

The book explores a broad range of issues, from language policy and its influence on the state of language learning in schools, and the language dimensions of student mobility in Europe and beyond; to the role of English and Spanish in driving business and economic growth; and the shifts and changes in Spanish and English as dominant global languages. 

Each language is considered separately, in contact with each other,and then set in a broader socio-economic and political context.

Edited by Philip Powell-Davies

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