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The cultural politics of English as an international language

Author: Alastair Pennycook
Publisher: London u.a. : Longman, 1994.
Series: Language in social life series
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats
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This study examines the English language as it is spoken and taught around the world. It includes chapters on, the spread of English, discourse and dependency, English and colonialism, English  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alastair Pennycook
ISBN: 0582234735 9780582234734 0582234727 9780582234727
OCLC Number: 231639642
Description: IX, 365 S.
Contents: Acknowledgements1. The World in EnglishIntroduction: from Hurt Waldheim to Johnny CleggThe natural, neutral and beneficial spread of EnglishThe social, cultural and political contexts of EnglishThe worldliness of EnglishConclusion2. Discourse and Dependency in a Shifting WorldIntroduction: rethinking internationalismDevelopment, aid and modernizationDependency and imperialismCulture, discourse, difference and disjunctureCriket, English and cultural politics3. English and Colonialism: Origins of a DiscourseIntroduction: the complexities of colonialismAnglicism and Orientalism: two sides of the colonial coinEnglish for the few: colonial education policies in MalayaAnglicism and English studiesConclusion4. Spreading the Word/Disciplining the LanguageIntroduction: anti-nomadic disciplinesThe disciplining of linguisticsThe disciplining of applied linguisticsThe spreading and disciplining of discourse of EIL5. ELT From Development Aid to Global CommodityFrom cultural propaganda to global business: The British Council'The West is better...': discourses of ELTEnglish Language Teaching practices as cultural practicesConclusion: the compass of discourse6. The Worldliness of English in MalaysiaContextsCultural politics after independenceMalay nationalism and EnglishEnglish, class and ethnicityEnglish adn IslamEnglish and the mediaThe debates continue7. The Worldliness of English in SingaporeEnglish as a useful languageThe making of SingaporeSingapore EnglishPragmatism, multiracialism and meritocratismPragmatic, multiracial and meritocratic EnglishConclusion8. Writing Back: The Appropriation of EnglishPostcolonial EnglishRe-presenting postcolonial worldsWorldy texts in a worldly languageDecentered voices: writing in MalaysiaCentered voices: writing in SingaporeFrom aestheticism to yuppyism: the new writing in SingaporeFrom writing back to teaching back9. Towards a Critical Pedagogy for Teaching English as a Worldly LanguageCritical pedagogiesDiscourse, language and subjectivityInsurgent knowledges, the classroom and the worldReferencesIndex
Series Title: Language in social life series
Responsibility: Alastair Pennycook.

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"...a timely and thought-provoking contribution to the current discussion on the position of English in the world." Discourse & Society

 
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