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Nicholas Ostler is the author of Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin and Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World. He is chairman of the Foundation for Endangered Languages (www.ogmios.org), a charity that supports the efforts of small communities worldwide to know and use their languages more. A scholar with a working knowledge of eighteen languages, Ostler lives in Bath, England.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
English language -- Foreign countries.
Lingua francas.
English language -- Variation.
English language -- Social aspects.