This is a comprehensive introduction to some of the central features of language in a wide variety of postcolonial texts, providing an invaluable introduction for anyone with an interest in the evolution and development of English and its use in contemporary world literatures.
This book provides crucial reading for students and researchers of world Englishes. It is an insightful and provocative study of the forms and functions of English in Asia, its acculturation and nativization, and the innovative dimensions of Asian creativity.
In recent decades, the cultural and linguistic legacies of the colonial era have been superseded by the globalization of English through the international mass media, particularly via satellite television and the Internet. In many societies that were previously the colonies of Anglophone powers, …
This is the first English-language book to focus on the electric rice cooker and the impact it has had on the lives of Asian people.
This volume explores the spread of English in the world or global Englishes, and English as a lingua franca (ELF), focusing, in particular, on Asian Englishes as used in their local contexts. Contributors from across languages and cultures vividly describe the ways in which English users communicate …
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