The Politics of English

South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific

ORCID logoLionel Wee | National University of Singapore
Robbie B.H. Goh | National University of Singapore
ORCID logoLisa Lim | University of Hong Kong
ISBN 9789027228352 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027272133 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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This volume brings together contributions that explore the increasingly important roles that English plays in Asia, including its contribution to economic growth, national imaginaries and creative writing. These are issues that are political in a broad sense, but the diversity of Asian contexts also means that the social, political and cultural ramifications of the spread of English into Asia will have to be understood in relation to the challenges facing specific societies. The chapters in the book collectively illustrate this diversity by focusing on countries from South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific. Each country has two contributions devoted to it: one paper provides an overview of the country’s language policy and its positioning of English, and another provides a critical discussion of creative expressions involving the use of English. Taken together, the papers in the volume detail the most recent developments concerning the politics of English in Asia.
[Studies in World Language Problems, 4] 2013.  ix, 322 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Without exception, the essays are interesting and informative, and provide hypotheses and insights that can readily be applied to other sociolinguistic contexts. The volume as a whole is a valuable contribution to the study of English in Asia and to the broader field of world Englishes.”
“[A] particulary rich mosaic of cultural domains including linguistic landscapes, literature and poetry, personal narratives, ELT textbooks and government documents. At the same time, sitting alongside each of these domains and providing continuity are the sister chapters on each country that provide an overview of language policy.”
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Main BIC Subject

CF/2AB: Linguistics/English

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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