The English-Vernacular Divide: Postcolonial Language Politics and Practice

The English-Vernacular Divide: Postcolonial Language Politics and Practice

by Vaidehi Ramanathan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853597694

ISBN-13: 9781853597695

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd.

This book offers a critical exploration of the role of English in postcolonial societies such as India, specifically focusing on some local ways in which it 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…  See more details below

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This book offers a critical exploration of the role of English in postcolonial societies such as India, specifically focusing on some local ways in which it 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853597695
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Series:
Bilingual Education and Bilingualism Series, #49
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : situating the vernacular in a divisive postcolonial landscape1
2Divisive postcolonial ideologies, language policies and social practices21
3Divisive and divergent pedagogical tools for vernacular-and English-medium students40
4The divisive politics of divergent pedagogical practices62
5The divisive politics of tracking91
6Gulfs and bridges revisited : hybridization, nativization and other loose ends111

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