LINGUIST List 14.2056

Thu Jul 31 2003

Books: Sociolinguistics, English: Mair (ed)

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  1. E.van.Broekhuizen, The Politics of English as a World Language: Mair (ed)

Message 1: The Politics of English as a World Language: Mair (ed)

Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 10:43:26 +0000
From: E.van.Broekhuizen <>
Subject: The Politics of English as a World Language: Mair (ed)

Title: The Politics of English as a World Language
Subtitle: New Horizons in Postcolonial Cultural Studies
Series Title: Cross/Cultures 65 (ASNEL Papers 7)
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Rodopi, http://		 
Editor: Christian Mair				

Hardback: ISBN: 9042008768, Pages: XXI, 497 pp., Price: E 110/$ 131
Paperback: ISBN: 9042008660, Pages: XXI, 497 pp., Price: E 55/$ 65

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.

Lingfield(s): Anthropological Linguistics
		Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): English (Language code: ENG)

Areal Regions: African
		East Asian
		South Asian
		Western Europe

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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