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Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

by Anna Wierzbicka

In Imprisoned in English, Anna Wierzbicka argues that in the present English-dominated world, millions of people – including academics, lawyers, diplomats, and writers – can become prisoners of English, unable to think outside English.

In particular, social sciences and the humanities are now increasingly locked in a conceptual framework grounded in English. To most scholars in these fields, treating English as a default language seems a natural thing to do.

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