The Politics of English as a World Language: New Horizons in Postcolonial Cultural Studies
Rodopi, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 497 pages
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 online OED. 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.
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English as the Supranational Language of Human Rights?
English as an Exotic Language
The Ambivalent Impact
Towards Global Diglossia? English in the Sciences and the Humanities
The Recording of Vocabulary from the Major Varieties of English
Home Hybridity and Postcolonial Discourse in Caryl Phillipss
English and the Politics of Language Planning
CrossCultural Encounters in Amit Chaudhuris Afternoon Raag
Imperial Pretensions and The Pleasures of Conquest
around the Pacific
Maori or English? The Politics of Language
Language Humour and Ethnic Identity Marking
English as a Lingua Franca and the Politics of Property
Language Advocacy and Conquest Diglossia
The Caribbean CounterThrust
ReReading the Religious Bodies of Postcolonial Literature
An Africans Trouble with His Masters Voices
The Politics of Literacy Education
Reflecting on the Limits
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