Asian Englishes: beyond the canon

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Hong Kong University Press, Mar 30, 2005 - Foreign Language Study - 333 pages
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"The Asian region comprises the largest English-knowing population in the world: the estimated users of English in India and China alone number over 533 million. This book is an insightful and provocative study of the users and uses of English in Asia, its acculturation, nativization, and innovative dimension of Asian creativity. It contextualizes a variety of theoretical, applied, and ideological issues with refreshing interpretations and re-evaluations. The book also includes an extensive bibliography representing pedagogical, theoretical, and historical resources."

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Asian Englishes
South Asian schizophrenia
The Japanese agony

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Braj B. Kachru is Center for Advanced Study Professor of Linguistics and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences Emeritus at the University of Illinois.

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