World Englishes: A Critical Analysis

World Englishes: A Critical Analysis

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The field of qWorld Englishesq takes on ever more importance in the modern era. Mario Saraceni's World Englishes: A Critical Analysis looks at the developments in the field from a critical perspective. It examines the historical, linguistic, ideological and pedagogical aspects in the study of the ever-evolving forms, roles and statuses of English around the world. The principal aim is to offer a critical overview of the field in order both to inform readers about the main issues at stake and to challenge established positions and descriptive/analytical paradigms. The book has four sections, each of which reviews established accounts and offers alternative perspectives on those. a€œHistoryAca‚n? considers representations of the evolution of 'old English' and 'new Englishes' and begins to unveil the strong link between conventional accounts and ideological motivations. a€œLanguageAca‚n? critically examines the traditional notion of 'difference' in the description of varieties of English, and discusses more recent orientations which aim to describe English as a lingua franca and the phenomenon of language hybridity. a€œIdeologyAca‚n? examines ideological debates around the presence and status of English in the world, such as linguistic imperialism, language ownership and language ecology. The final section, a€œPedagogyAca‚n? discusses pedagogical implications, such as the choice of appropriate 'models' of English and considers the possibility of teaching English as a fully de-anglicised language.writing. As we saw in Section 3.2.2, in places that had been affected by exploitation colonization, linguistic independence was a more complicated matter . The retention of the ... In India, for example, even before independence, writer Raja Raoanbsp;...

Title:World Englishes: A Critical Analysis
Author:Mario Saraceni
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 2015-02-26


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