The Politics of English
Wee, Lionel [u.a.] [Hrsg.]:
The Politics of English : South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific / ed. by Lionel Wee, Robbie B.H. Goh and Lisa Lim. - Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013. - ix, 322 S. : Ill. - (Studies in world language problems ; 4)
EUR 95,00 / US$ 143,00
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. [Verlagsinformation]
ROBBIE B.H. GOH is Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, Vice-Dean (International Relations and Special Duties) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore. He works mainly on Christianity in Asia, Indian Anglophone literatures, and Asian diasporic studies. Homepage.
LISA LIM is an Assistant Professor in the School of English at the University of Hong Kong. Her research areas include New Englishes, especially Asian, postcolonial varieties, with particular interest in contact dynamics in the multilingua ecology, involving both sociohistorical and linguistic investigation. Shw works not only on the more 'mainstream' varieties of Singapore and Hong Kong but also on Peranakan English. She has edited collected volumes on both structural and sociolinguistic aspects of Englishes in Asia. Profile page.
LIONEL WEE, Associate Professor of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore. Profile page.
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