The English-vernacular Divide

The English-vernacular Divide

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This book offers a critical exploration of the role of English in postcolonial communities such as India. Specifically, it focuses on some local ways in which the language falls along the lines of a class-based divide (with ancillary ones of gender and caste as well). The book argues that issues of inequality, subordination and unequal value seem to revolve directly around the general positioning of English in relation to vernacular languages. The author was raised and schooled in the Indian educational system.... especially from PCC), university exam questions of previous years, memos/ notices, textbooks (K-12, and college-level) and student essays, ... 9 Observations of class in English Compulsory (15 hours), Literature classes (5 hours), a#39;Bridge coursesa#39; (5 hours) Psychology (3 hours), ... of classes in: English Language (21 hours), Literature (7 hours), Economics (3 hours), Sanskrit (4 hours), Hindi, (2 hours)anbsp;...

Title:The English-vernacular Divide
Author:Vaidehi Ramanathan
Publisher:Multilingual Matters - 2005-01-01


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