Linguistic Imperialism

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Linguistic Imperialism
Author Robert Phillipson
Country United Kingdom
Subject Philosophy, social sciences, language, education
Published 1992
Pages 365
ISBN 0194371468
OCLC 30978070
Followed by Linguistic Imperialism Continued (2010)

Linguistic Imperialism is a book written by Robert Phillipson, research professor at Copenhagen Business School's Department of English, published in 1992 by Oxford University Press.

In Linguistic Imperialism, Phillipson argues that Western countries have used English as a tool of imperialism to dominate colonies and former colonies. He further explores the ideologies transmitted through the English language.

The book was followed by Linguistic Imperialism Continued, first published by Routledge in 2010.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Waters, Alan. "Linguistic Imperialism Continued". ELT.