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English as a local language : post-colonial identities and multilingual practices

Author: Christina Higgins
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Buffalo, NY : Multilingual Matters, ©2009.
Series: Critical language and literacy studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores how multilingualism involving English is ordered in post-colonial, globalizing societies. By placing multilingual practices at the theoretical center, this book investigates a range of sociolinguistic domains to demonstrate how individuals use English as a local resource alongside other languages in East Africa.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Higgins, Christina.
English as a local language.
Bristol, UK ; Buffalo, NY : Multilingual Matters, ©2009
(DLC) 2009017378
(OCoLC)320434568
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christina Higgins
ISBN: 9781847691828 184769182X 1847691811 9781847691811 1847691803 9781847691804
OCLC Number: 593239909
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 171 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Multivoiced multilingualism --
From pre-colonial beginnings to multivocality --
Double voices in the workplace --
Miss World or Miss Bantu? : competing dialogues on female beauty --
The polyphony of East African hip hop --
Selling fasta fasta in the East African marketplace --
New wor(l)d order.
Series Title: Critical language and literacy studies.
Responsibility: Christina Higgins.

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