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By Braj Kachru

ISBN-10: 9882200109

ISBN-13: 9789882200104

This publication presents the most important interpreting for college kids and researchers of worldwide Englishes. it really is an insightful and provocative examine of the kinds and services of English in Asia, its acculturation and nativization, and the cutting edge dimensions of Asian creativity.

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After all, English has been with us in various parts of Asia for almost 200 years. That presence in relation to time compares very well indeed with the transplanting of English in North America, in Australia, and in New Zealand. The second question brings us close to an ongoing pan-Asian debate about the English language. Why not consider the diaspora varieties of English, for example, in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and India as functionally viable parts of our linguistic and cultural heritages?

After all, English has been with us in various parts of Asia for almost 200 years. That presence in relation to time compares very well indeed with the transplanting of English in North America, in Australia, and in New Zealand. The second question brings us close to an ongoing pan-Asian debate about the English language. Why not consider the diaspora varieties of English, for example, in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and India as functionally viable parts of our linguistic and cultural heritages?

Kandiah, 1995; Parakrama, 1995), and ‘liberation linguistics’ (see Quirk, 1988, 1989; cf. Chapter 7). The positions of the above groups are obviously not in tune with one another. g. see what has been termed the Quirk/B. Kachru controversy in Tickoo, 1991). 5 In a broader conceptualization of world Englishes these issues then take us to larger concerns, regarding canonicity, pluralism and diversity (for a detailed discussion and references, see B. Kachru, 1997b). First, they are used 22 Asian Englishes: Beyond the canon with reference to the contextualization of English in functions which are distinct from, and oftentimes contrary to, the original colonial agenda for the language and its presuppositions.

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