The field of "World Englishes" takes on ever more importance in the modern era. Mario Saraceni's World Englishes: A Critical Analysis looks at the developments in the field from a critical perspective. It examines the historical, linguistic, ideological and pedagogical aspects in the study of the ever-evolving forms, roles and statuses of English around the world. The principal aim is to offer a critical overview of the field in order both to inform readers about the main issues at stake and to challenge established positions and descriptive/analytical paradigms.
The book has four sections, each of which reviews established accounts and offers alternative perspectives on those. â€?"Historyâ€? considers representations of the evolution of 'old English' and 'new Englishes' and begins to unveil the strong link between conventional accounts and ideological motivations. â€?"Languageâ€? critically examines the traditional notion of 'difference' in the description of varieties of English, and discusses more recent orientations which aim to describe English as a lingua franca and the phenomenon of language hybridity. â€?"Ideologyâ€? examines ideological debates around the presence and status of English in the world, such as linguistic imperialism, language ownership and language ecology. The final section, â€?"Pedagogyâ€? discusses pedagogical implications, such as the choice of appropriate 'models' of English and considers the possibility of teaching English as a f
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|Size: ||1.6 MB|
|Publisher: ||Bloomsbury Academic|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9781623564520 (DRM-EPUB)|
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