By Alastair Pennycook
This difficult and provocative e-book seems to be relatively at English, English language instructing, and colonialism. It unearths how the perform of colonialism permeated the cultures and discourses of either the colonial and colonized international locations, the consequences of that are nonetheless glaring at the present time. Pennycook explores the level to which English is, as typically assumed, a language of neutrality and worldwide verbal exchange, and to what quantity it really is, against this, a language encumbered with meanings and nonetheless weighed down with colonial discourses that experience come to stick to it.
Travel writing, newspaper articles and renowned books on English, are all stated, in addition to own studies and interviews with beginners of English in India, Malaysia, China and Australia. Pennycook concludes through beautiful to postcolonial writing, to create a politics of competition and dislodge the discourses of colonialism from English.
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