Involuntary associations : postcolonial studies and world Englishes / David Huddart
- Huddart, David (David Paul)
- Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (ix, 164 pages .).
- Postcolonialism across the disciplines ; 15
- Language Note:
- Restrictions on Access:
- Open Access Unrestricted online access
- 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.
- The consequences of Englishes spread have become 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 seemed. This book puts examples from World Englishes into dialogue with postcolonial 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.
- Englisch, ...
- English language—Foreign countries
- English language—Globalization—Social aspects
- Literature and literary studies
- Literature: history and criticism
- Literary studies: general
- Literary studies: from c 1900
- Literary studies: post-colonial literature
- LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES—General
- LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES—Linguistics—Historical & Comparative
- English Language
- Languages & Literatures
- 9781781381540 (electronic bk.)
1781381542 (electronic bk.)
9781781385982 (electronic bk.)
178138598X (electronic bk.)
- Digital File Characteristics:
- data file
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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