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The impact of English on the Icelandic speech community

The impact of English on the Icelandic speech community

The book Language Development across the Life Span was recently published. The book is based on seven years of research conducted by Icelandic scientists on the impact of English as an international language in Iceland. The authors’ findings include that English is widely used in Iceland; especially in Universities and industry. They authors conclude that the official language policy has failed in keeping up with the development in the Icelandic linguistic environment, as English is widely used in daily conversations. The findings of these studies have wider international, practical, educational, empirical, and theoretical implications, and should be relevant to anyone interested in in the impact of English as an International Language.

The authors of the articles are: Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir, Hafdís Ingvarsdóttir, Ásrún Jóhannsdóttir, Guðmundur Edgarsson and Anna Jeeves. Birna and Hafdís are the editors of the book.

The book is published by the prestigious Springer International Publishing.

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