LINGUIST List 16.534

Wed Feb 23 2005

Books: Sociolinguistics, English: Ramanathan

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Message 1: The English-Vernacular Divide: Ramanathan

Date: 22-Feb-2005
From: Kathryn King <marketingmultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: The English-Vernacular Divide: Ramanathan


Title: The English-Vernacular Divide
Subtitle: Post colonial Language Politics and Practice
Series Title: Bilingual Education & Bilingualism
Published: 2005
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Author: Vaidehi Ramanathan, University of California
Hardback: ISBN: 1853597708 Pages: 152 Price: U.S. $ 79.95
Hardback: ISBN: 1853597708 Pages: 152 Price: U.K. £ 44.95
Paperback: ISBN: 1853597694 Pages: 152 Price: U.K. £ 17.95
Paperback: ISBN: 1853597694 Pages: 152 Price: U.S. $ 29.95
Abstract:

This book offers a critical exploration of the role of English in
postcolonial communities such as India. Specifically, it focuses on some
local ways in which the language falls along the lines of a class-based
divide (with ancillary ones of gender and caste as well). The book argues
that issues of inequality, subordination and unequal value seem to revolve
directly around the general positioning of English in relation to
vernacular languages. The author was raised and schooled in the Indian
educational system.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (ENG)

Written In: English (ENG )

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