Chinese edition of English Project book published
The English Project was delighted this week to receive copies of its first book to be translated into Chinese. Authors of 'A History of the English Language in 100 Places', Bill Lucas and Chris Mulvey, were very excited at the potential size of their new readership!
The book examines the 100 places woldwide which The English Proejct believes to have had the greatest impact on the English language. Some represent historic firsts, some are tied to significant people and some have seen events that have shaped the future of English. Each one takes the reader on a journey into the rich past and potential future of the English tongue.
Of their 100 places, Bill and Chris list Beijing as number 99 and examine the claim of many that Madarin, currently a super-tongue, may overtake English as THE global language by 2050.
'100 Places' is also very much a travelogue, and with affluent Chinese tourists exploring many diverse corners of the Earth, it is hoped that sites which have influenced the English language will soon be figuring more strongly in their travel agendas.