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Title: The Politics of English as a World Language.
Subtitle: New Horizons in Postcolonial Cultural Studies.
Edited By: Christian Mair
Series Title: Cross/Cultures 65 (ASNEL Papers 7)
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Rodopi
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Sociolinguistics
Lexicography
Ling & Literature
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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ISBN: 9042008768
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Pages: XXI, 497 pp.
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