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ERIC Number: EJ581881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0272-2690
A Political Sociology of the World Language System (1): The Dynamics of Language Spread.
de Swaan, Abram
Language Problems and Language Planning, v22 n1 p63-75 Spr 1998
Provides a broad sketch of the evolving world language system, introduces an index for the communication potential (Q-value) of languages within this constellation, and identifies languages as collective goods that also display "external network effects," characteristics they share with standards and non-excludable networks.(Author/JL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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