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Title: A comparison of the global status of English and Chinese: towards a new global language?
Author: Jeffrey Gil
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Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: Chinese, Mandarin
English
Abstract: China's rapid development and growing engagement with the rest of the world have prompted much discussion and debate about the Chinese language, especially its prospects for becoming a global language. A report in China Daily (2004), for example, suggests that:

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