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The Resource Involuntary associations : postcolonial studies and world Englishes, David Huddart, (electronic book)

Involuntary associations : postcolonial studies and world Englishes, David Huddart, (electronic book)

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Involuntary associations : postcolonial studies and world Englishes
Title
Involuntary associations
Title remainder
postcolonial studies and world Englishes
Statement of responsibility
David Huddart
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The consequences of English's spread have bceome increasingly clear to its diverse speakers. Sometimes associated with a standardization leading to homogenization, often also with imperialism, English is increasingly understood to have no necessary connection with any country or group of countries. The willingness to accept that English has become Englishes might be less evident among so-called native speakers, but their authority is weaker than it once seemed. The idea of World Englishes encourages us to re-imagine our understanding of the language. The difference between error and innovation can no longer be decided through assumptions about language 'ownership'. In fact, the language is beginning to be a medium of expression of identity for more and more people in very different contexts. This book puts examples from World Englishes into dialogue with postcolonial studies, in the belief that while postcolonial studies has obviously had much to say about English, it has either been directly concerned with or has been influenced by English literary studies. The dialogue will correct misconceptions and misapprehensions in postcolonial studies, with World Englishes offering renewal for postcolonial studies. At the same time, the dialogue will also apply postcolonial studies' political and philosophical ideas to World Englishes, resulting in a postcolonial perspective on English today. -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Huddart, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Postcolonialism across the disciplines
Series volume
15
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  • English language
  • Postcolonialism
  • English language
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Involuntary associations : postcolonial studies and world Englishes, David Huddart, (electronic book)
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Involuntary associations : "Postcolonial Studies" and "World Englishes" -- Grammars of living break their Tense : world Englishes and cultural translation -- English in the conversation of mankind : world Englishes and global citizenship -- Declarations of linguistic independence: the postcolonial dictionary -- Writing after the end of empire : Composition, community, and creativity -- Slow reading : the opacity of world literatures -- Conclusion : English remains, englishes remain
Control code
100309
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 164 pages .).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781385982
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Knowledge Unlatched
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Involuntary associations : postcolonial studies and world Englishes, David Huddart, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Involuntary associations : "Postcolonial Studies" and "World Englishes" -- Grammars of living break their Tense : world Englishes and cultural translation -- English in the conversation of mankind : world Englishes and global citizenship -- Declarations of linguistic independence: the postcolonial dictionary -- Writing after the end of empire : Composition, community, and creativity -- Slow reading : the opacity of world literatures -- Conclusion : English remains, englishes remain
Control code
100309
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 164 pages .).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781385982
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Knowledge Unlatched
Specific material designation
remote

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