The Politics of English as a World Language

The Politics of English as a World Language

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The complex politics of English as a world language provides the backdrop both for linguistic studies of varieties of English around the world and for postcolonial literary criticism. The present volume offers contributions from linguists and literary scholars that explore this common ground in a spirit of open interdisciplinary dialogue.Leading authorities assess the state of the art to suggest directions for further research, with substantial case studies ranging over a wide variety of topics - from the legitimacy of language norms of lingua franca communication to the recognition of newer post-colonial varieties of English in the onlineOED. Four regional sections treat the Caribbean (including the diaspora), Africa, the Indian subcontinent, and Australasia and the Pacific Rim.Each section maintains a careful balance between linguistics and literature, and external and indigenous perspectives on issues. The book is the most balanced, complete and up-to-date treatment of the topic to date.1 have never leamt to read or write in Malayalam and tumed into a truly postcolonial creature, who had to live in English, though a ... In his essay aquot;a#39;Hahnjia#39; means a#39;Yes Sira#39;, aquot; David Stouck cites Reed Way Dasenhrocka#39;s helief that the politicalanbsp;...

Title:The Politics of English as a World Language
Author:Christian Mair
Publisher:Rodopi - 2003-01-01


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