The Politics of English

The Politics of English

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This volume brings together contributions that explore the increasingly important roles that English plays in Asia, including its contribution to economic growth, national imaginaries and creative writing. These are issues that are political in a broad sense, but the diversity of Asian contexts also means that the social, political and cultural ramifications of the spread of English into Asia will have to be understood in relation to the challenges facing specific societies. The chapters in the book collectively illustrate this diversity by focusing on countries from South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific. Each country has two contributions devoted to it: one paper provides an overview of the countrya€™s language policy and its positioning of English, and another provides a critical discussion of creative expressions involving the use of English. Taken together, the papers in the volume detail the most recent developments concerning the politics of English in Asia.a transliteration of the Hindi a€œmain to . ... in the same way as a€œlikea€ does among some American school girls, the self- introduction by a Bihari schoolboy a€œMyself Raj Mani Prasada€ in an elite Indian institution still produces instantaneous laughteranbsp;...

Title:The Politics of English
Author:Lionel Wee, Robbie B.H. Goh, Lisa Lim
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2013-03-28


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