The Cultural Politics of English as an International Language [NOOK Book]

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Covering a wide range of areas including international politics, colonial history, critical pedagogy, postcolonial literature and applied linguitics, this book examines ways to understand the cultural and political implications of the global spread of English.

Firstly, it explores how a particular view of English as an international language has come into being by examining its colonial origins, its connections to linguistics and applied ...
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The Cultural Politics of English as an International Language

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Overview

Covering a wide range of areas including international politics, colonial history, critical pedagogy, postcolonial literature and applied linguitics, this book examines ways to understand the cultural and political implications of the global spread of English.

Firstly, it explores how a particular view of English as an international language has come into being by examining its colonial origins, its connections to linguistics and applied linguistics, and its relationships to the global spread of teaching practices. It then offers an alternative, critical understanding through the concept of the 'worldliness' of English. This concept suggests that English can never be removed from the social, cultural, economic or political contexts in which it is used.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317892366
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/3/2014
  • Series: Language In Social Life
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 376
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Author's acknowledgements
Publisher's acknowledgements
1 The world in English 1
2 Discourse and dependency in a shifting world 38
3 English and colonialism: origins of a discourse 73
4 Spreading the word/disciplining the language 107
5 ELT from development aid to global commodity 145
6 The Worldliness of English in Malaysia 183
7 The Worldliness of English in Singapore 222
8 Writing back: the appropriation of English 259
9 Towards a critical pedagogy for teaching English as a worldly language 295
References 328
Index 357
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