on 14 November 2001
Kachru's book is an excellent analysis of non-native varieties of English and the opportunities as well as the dangers of global English. In contrast to Phillipson's more recent book (1992) Kachru is critical but not overly influenced by ideology. This book is another must for those interested in international English; however, as it is a bit dated (it was published in 1986!) a revised edition would be more than welcome.