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English and the discourses of colonialism

Author: Alastair Pennycook
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
Series: Politics of language.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Is the English language neutral, global and open to everyone? This text suggests not. By examining colonial language policies in India, Malaysia and Hong Kong, this book shows how various policies emerged.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pennycook, Alastair, 1957-
English and the discourses of colonialism.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1998
(DLC) 98011146
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alastair Pennycook
ISBN: 9780203006344 0203006348 9780415178471 0415178479 9780415178488 0415178487 1134684088 9781134684083 1280182814 9781280182815
OCLC Number: 560125864
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 239 pages)
Contents: English and the cultural constructs of colonialism --
The cultural contructs of colonialism --
Anglicism, Orientalism and colonial language policy --
Hong Kong: Opium, riots, English and Chinese --
Images of the self: our marvellous tongue --
Images of the other: China and cultural fixity --
English, continuity and counterdiscourse.
Series Title: Politics of language.
Responsibility: Alastair Pennycook.
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Alastair Pennycook here examines colonial language policies in India, Malaysia and Hong Kong, and shows how various policies emerged which both reflected and produced colonial discourses.  Read more...


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