Contending with Globalization in World Englishes

Contending with Globalization in World Englishes

This book engages with English in globalization, re-examining and re-interpreting the contemporary contexts of its acquisition and use.

Author: Dr. Mukul Saxena

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847693970

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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This book engages with English in globalization, re-examining and re-interpreting the contemporary contexts of its acquisition and use. The chapters contained in this book weave together four inter-related themes that define the role of English in the global context: the ‘centrality of structure’, ‘relationships of interdependence’, ‘social constructions of difference’ and ‘reproduction of inequality’. These themes enable the authors to draw attention to the dynamics of the contemporary realities of the ‘English-speaking’ and ‘English-using’ nations, especially as they compete for cultural, social, economic and symbolic capital in global networks. In engaging World Englishes with the sociolinguistics of globalization, the authors raise some fundamental questions about the status, structure, and functions of World Englishes.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Contending with Globalization in World Englishes

Contending with Globalization in World Englishes

This book explores English in globalization, re-examining and re-interpreting the contemporary contexts of its acquisition and use.

Author: Mukul Saxena

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited

ISBN: 1847692745

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

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This book explores English in globalization, re-examining and re-interpreting the contemporary contexts of its acquisition and use. It weaves together four themes that define the role of English in the global context: the centrality of structure, relationships of interdependence, social constructions of difference and reproduction of inequality.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

World Englishes

World Englishes

194–207). Basingstoke/Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. Pennycook, A. (2010).
Rethinking origins and localization in global Englishes. In M. Saxena & T.
Omoniyi (Eds.), Contending with globalization in world Englishes (pp. 196–210).
Bristol ...

Author: Ee Ling Low

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317203490

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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In this book, leading scholars in the field of World Englishes (WE) offer fresh perspectives in re-thinking issues on the use of English as a global language in an interconnected world. Established as a legitimate field of study, WE offers a conceptual framework which has influenced scholarship in many related disciplines: contact linguistics, postcolonial Englishes, English as a lingua franca, English as an international language, and applied linguistics. This seminal volume will have an excellent balance between theoretical and empirical works focusing on scholarship that has arisen in relation to the Kachruvian Three Concentric Circles model. This book covers topics such as state-of-the-art review of WE, WE and contact linguistics, post-colonial Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca, English as an International Language, WE and applied linguistics, language measurement and testing in WE, language policy and management, language education and dynamic ecologies, language typology, WE as a new canon, WE and corpus linguistics, WE and multimodalities, and makes predictions about the future of WE. It contains a comprehensive and up-to-date bibliography of major works published in the field.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Future of English in Asia

The Future of English in Asia

Durham NC: Duke University Press, pp. 111–26. Nihalani, P. (2010) '
Globalization and international intelligibility'. In M. Saxena and T. Omoniyi (eds)
Contending with Globalization in World Englishes. Bristol: Multilingual Matters,
pp. 23–44.

Author: Michael O'Sullivan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317618355

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

View: 630

This collection is unique in bringing together key thinkers on language and literature to discuss the future of English in Asia. Many of the contributors are themselves responsible for important sub-genres in English linguistics and literary studies and this collection gives them the opportunity to respond to each other directly. The different chapters also respond to different contemporary debates and emerging trends and discourses that are hugely important for the future of English language teaching in schools across Asia. This volume is also ground-breaking in bringing English literary studies and Applied English Linguistics together in the contemporary Asian context. The Future of English in Asia includes studies on the following subject areas: Cultural Translation in World Englishes, Multilingual Education, English Futures and the function of Literature, English Literary Studies in Japan, and English and Social Media in Asia. Well into this century, it appears that it is still very difficult to know what to expect when it comes to the future of English. The future of English will continue to be determined by complex local contexts. As it has in other parts of the world, the future of English in Asia will continue to rely on the proliferation of its transformations as much as its hegemonic status. This volume reflects the widespread acknowledgement that whatever future English has will inevitably be shaped by its fate in Asia. The collection will be a welcome resource for scholars and students of English linguistics, English literary studies, and topics related to the teaching of English in Asia.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

World Englishes A Critical Analysis

World Englishes  A Critical Analysis

The Malchemy of English in Sri Lanka: reinforcing inequality through imposing
extra-linguistic value. In V. Rapatahana & P. Bunce ... In M. Saxena & T. Omoniyi
(Eds), Contending with Globalization in World Englishes (pp. 196–210). Bristol: ...

Author: Mario Saraceni

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781623564520

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Winner of the BAAL Book Prize 2016 The field of "World Englishes" takes on ever more importance in the modern era. Mario Saraceni's World Englishes: A Critical Analysis looks at the developments in the field from a critical perspective. It examines the historical, linguistic, ideological and pedagogical aspects in the study of the ever-evolving forms, roles and statuses of English around the world. The principal aim is to offer a critical overview of the field in order both to inform readers about the main issues at stake and to challenge established positions and descriptive/analytical paradigms. The book has four sections, each of which reviews established accounts and offers alternative perspectives on those. "History†? considers representations of the evolution of 'old English' and 'new Englishes' and begins to unveil the strong link between conventional accounts and ideological motivations. "Language†? critically examines the traditional notion of 'difference' in the description of varieties of English, and discusses more recent orientations which aim to describe English as a lingua franca and the phenomenon of language hybridity. "Ideology†? examines ideological debates around the presence and status of English in the world, such as linguistic imperialism, language ownership and language ecology. The final section, "Pedagogy†? discusses pedagogical implications, such as the choice of appropriate 'models' of English and considers the possibility of teaching English as a fully de-anglicised language.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

English and Development

English and Development

China and English: Globalisation and the Dilemmas of Identity Joseph Lo Bianco,
Jane Orton and Gao Yihong (eds) ... of Global Capitalism Gregorio Hernandez-
Zamora Contending with Globalization in World Englishes Mukul Saxena and ...

Author: Elizabeth J. Erling

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847699480

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 358

This book investigates the relationship between English and personal and national development, as this is both discursively promoted (particularly through language policy) and practically realized in developing societies. It addresses the effects that the increased use of English and the promotion of English-language education are having in developmental contexts, and their impact on broader educational issues, on local language ecologies and on questions of cultural identity. It investigates these issues by drawing together a series of original examinations and case studies by a range of leading scholars working in this burgeoning field. The chapters focus on a variety of contexts from around the world, and the volume as a whole surveys and critiques the positioning and influence of English as a catalyst for development in the 21st century.
Categories: Education

Analysing English as a Lingua Franca

Analysing English as a Lingua Franca

In A. Burns and C. Coffin (eds), Analysing English in a Global Context: A Reader.
London: ... 53–64. —(2003) English as a Global Language (2nd edn). ... In M.
Saxena and T. Omoniyi (eds), Contending with Globalization in World Englishes.

Author: Alessia Cogo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441109415

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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There have been considerable recent demographic shifts in the use of English worldwide. English is now undoubtedly (and particularly) an international lingua franca, a lingua mundi. The sociolinguistic reality of English language use worldwide, and its implications, continue to be hotly contested. This is one of the first books to provide a detailed and comprehensive account of recent empirical findings in the field of English as a lingua franca (ELF). Cogo and Dewey analyze and interpret their own large corpus of naturally occurring spoken interactions and focus on identifying innovative developments in the pragmatics and lexicogrammar of speakers engaged in ELF talk. Cogo and Dewey's work makes a substantial contribution to the emerging field of empirical ELF studies. As well as this practical focus, this book looks at both pragmatic and lexicogrammatical issues and highlights their interrelationship. In showcasing the underlying processes involved in the emergence of innovative patterns of language use, this book will be of great interest to advanced students and academics working in applied linguistics, ELF, sociolinguistics, and corpus linguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Policy and Political Economy

Language Policy and Political Economy

English in a Global Context Thomas Ricento. Benhabib ... The English Language
Teacher in Global Civil Society (New York: Routledge). Blackledge ... Contending
with Globalization in World Englishes (Bristol: Multilingual Matters), 72–92.

Author: Thomas Ricento

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199363391

Category: Education

Page: 313

View: 924

English is the common denominator that unites the work presented in this volume; it provides a focal point to illustrate the ways in which a political economic approach can account for a range of phenomena in diverse settings in which a "global" language has attained a special status as (an often perceived) tool for socioeconomic mobility. The findings reveal the complex ways in which government leaders and policymakers, as well as communities and individuals in those communities, make decisions within a global economy about the languages that will be taught as subjects or used as media of instruction in schools. Whether or not the "Straight for English" policy that has become popular in various countries in southern Africa and elsewhere is a good or bad idea, in terms of improving school completion and literacy rates, English is often promoted by its advocates as a social "good" with unquestioned instrumental value; yet access to quality English medium education in low-income countries is mostly restricted to those with sufficient economic means to pay for it. As the capitalist world-economy undergoes transformations, and assuming that translation technologies continue to improve, it is likely that the roles and relative importance that English as a global language has enjoyed over the past century will change significantly. Synchronic contextual analyses of English in various countries and regions are snapshots of a moving target with fuzzy boundaries; this is even more so the case when the object of analysis is "lingua franca English," a fluid, contextually realized "practice" that may be described in situ, which is not stable and likely never will be. The degree to which English serves effectively as a lingua franca depends on who the interlocutors are, the situation, and the extent to which interlocutors' interests and goals are mutually compatible and understood.
Categories: Education

Controversies in Globalization Contending Approaches to InternationalRelations 2nd Edition

Controversies in Globalization  Contending Approaches to InternationalRelations  2nd Edition

Many traditional languages are at risk of extinction as a result of globalization, as
more people feel the need to speak the major languages of international
commerce: Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, English, and Arabic. The Worldwatch
Institute ...

Author: Peter M Haas

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781608717958

Category: Political Science

Page: 577

View: 794

Debate-style readers can be effective and provocative teaching tools in the classroom. But if the readings are not in dialogue with one another, the crux of the debate is lost on students, and the reader fails to add real depth to the course. Controversies in Globalization solves this issue by inviting 15 pairs of scholars and practitioners to write specifically for the volume, directly addressing current and relevant questions in international relations through brief "yes" and "no" pieces. Providing students with necessary context, the editors offer introductions that effectively frame the debate and make clear what is at stake, both from a theoretical as well as from a practical perspective. Concluding discussion questions in each chapter encourage critical thinking and analysis.
Categories: Political Science

The Local Politics of Global English

The Local Politics of Global English

David Cooke , “ Contending Discourses and Ideologies : English and Agency , ”
Langauge & Communication 19 ( 1999 ) ... The same article notes that the World
Bank , also a frequent target of globalization - from - below activists , provides ...

Author: Selma K. Sonntag

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015057600093

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 153

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I>The Local Politics of Global English analyzes linguistic globalization in five countries that differ greatly in both their degree of global integration and their use of English. Concepts of hegemony and resistance, elites and subalterns, and liberalization and democratization are incorporated in case studies that provide insight into the politics of linguistic globalization.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Contending Perspectives on Global Governance

Contending Perspectives on Global Governance

Including theorists of social constructivism, liberal imperialism and realism, this is an essential book for students and scholars which stimulates discussion and presents a fully rounded picture of global governance.

Author: Alice D. Ba

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134249930

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 679

Global governance is fast becoming a ubiquitous phrase, succeeding globalization as the latest buzz term. But exactly what does it mean? For many scholars and policymakers the term captures important aspects of world politics. This unique volume delivers and compares the key perspectives of the leading thinkers in the area, equipping the reader with an excellent understanding of the debate now defining and mapping the future of this term. This comparative approach is underpinned by a lucid theoretical framework which guides the reader towards building a clear sense of the debate and its complexities. A wide range of empirical issues are covered, including those of Security, International Political Economy, Environment, Human Rights, Social Movements and Regulation. Including theorists of social constructivism, liberal imperialism and realism, this is an essential book for students and scholars which stimulates discussion and presents a fully rounded picture of global governance.
Categories: Political Science

A Companion to the Global Renaissance

A Companion to the Global Renaissance

English Literature and Culture in the Era of Expansion Jyotsna G. Singh ... For
students of early modern literature and history, particularly if we consider that
globalization studies and global history ... Even those who contend that full-
fledged globalization began after the Renaissance recognize its significance in
terms of its ...

Author: Jyotsna G. Singh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118651223

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

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Featuring twenty one newly-commissioned essays, A Companion to the Global Renaissance: English Literature and Culture in the Era of Expansion demonstrates how today's globalization is the result of a complex and lengthy historical process that had its roots in England's mercantile and cross-cultural interactions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. An innovative collection that interrogates the global paradigm of our period and offers a new history of globalization by exploring its influences on English culture and literature of the early modern period. Moves beyond traditional notions of Renaissance history mainly as a revival of antiquity and presents a new perspective on England's mercantile and cross-cultural interactions with the New and Old Worlds of the Americas, Africa, and the East, as well with Northern Europe. Illustrates how twentieth-century globalization was the result of a lengthy and complex historical process linked to the emergence of capitalism and colonialism Explores vital topics such as East-West relations and Islam; visual representations of cultural 'others'; gender and race struggles within the new economies and cultures; global drama on the cosmopolitan English stage, and many more
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography

Available at http://www.wto.org/english/ docs_e/legal_e/havana_e.pdf (accessed
June 15, 2010). Jawara, F. and Kwa, A. (2003) ... Rupert, M. (2000) Ideologies of
Globalization: Contending Visions of a New World Order. Routledge, London.

Author: Trevor J. Barnes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444362374

Category: Science

Page: 704

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography presents students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of the field, put together by a prestigious editorial team, with contributions from an international cast of prominent scholars. Offers a fully revised, expanded, and up-to-date overview, following the successful and highly regarded Companion to Economic Geography published by Blackwell a decade earlier, providing a comprehensive assessment of the field Takes a prospective as well as retrospective look at the field, reviewing recent developments, recurrent challenges, and emerging agendas Incorporates diverse perspectives (in terms of specialty, demography and geography) of up and coming scholars, going beyond a focus on Anglo-American research Encourages authors and researchers to engage with and contextualize their situated perspectives Explores areas of overlap, dialogues, and (potential) engagement between economic geography and cognate disciplines
Categories: Science

Globalization

Globalization

The vast majority (over 80%) of webpages on the Internet are in English and less
than 1% are in languages other than ... globalization is increasing global
inequality (Korzeniewicz and Moran 2007; Milanovic 2012), while others contend
that it ...

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118687130

Category: Political Science

Page: 552

View: 553

Updated to reflect recent global developments, the second edition of Globalization: A Basic Text presents an up-to-date introduction to major trends and topics relating to globalization studies. Features updates and revisions in its accessible introduction to key theories and major topics in globalization Includes an enhanced emphasis on issues relating to global governance, emerging technology, global flows of people, human trafficking, global justice movements, and global environmental sustainability Utilizes a unique set of metaphors to introduce and explain the highly complex nature of globalization in an engaging and understandable manner Offers an interdisciplinary approach to globalization by drawing from fields that include sociology, global political economy, political science, international relations, geography, and anthropology Written by an internationally recognized and experienced author team
Categories: Political Science

Historical Foundations of Globalization

Historical Foundations of Globalization

Thus English ( or , more accurately , American English ) in the later 20th century
became the common world communication medium in air ... Others might
contend that globalization is driven by technical progress and by economic
growth .

Author: James Foreman-Peck

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020188525

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 820

View: 226

This volume offers an impressive collection of scholarly papers which investigate the historical foundations of globalization before 1945. The book explores the effects of the nineteenth century technologies of the railway, the telegraph and the steamship which promoted the globalization process by boosting trade across frontiers and triggering migration of labour and flows of capital to the temperate areas of agriculture. The colonial empires, in particular the British Empire, facilitated the process, as the integration of capital markets and monetary systems and methods of business organization followed trade and labour. The volume also covers the time between the wars, when impediments to trade, migration and currency movements increased and led to a period of deglobalization and divergence.
Categories: Business & Economics

From Globalization to National Liberation

From Globalization to National Liberation

What is actually happening today , as attested to by the flourishing of “ world
literature written in English ” or englishes , is ... they contend with the thrust of
transnational corporations ( aided by WB / IMF / WTO ) waving its banner of
international ...

Author: Epifanio San Juan

Publisher: University of the Phillipines Press

ISBN: UCSD:31822037344090

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 344

View: 637

Categories: Literary Collections

Globalization and International Business Quinnipac Edition

Globalization and International Business  Quinnipac Edition

Besides contending with such modest increases in the prices of their exports,
LDCs also have had to contend with rises in the costs of their ... India, also a
former English colony, is 174 GLOBALIZATION AND INTERNATIONAL
BUSINESS.

Author: Northcoast Publishing, Incorporated

Publisher:

ISBN: 193358341X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 482

View: 320

Categories: Business & Economics

Diaspora

Diaspora

et Colonialisme — the world and the academy must still contend with the colonial
impositions of language and , more specifically , with both overt ... Broadly
conceived , global English is at once a descriptive and a performative phrase —
one expressive of the “ truth ” that the English ... What remains to be said now that
English is taken 53 Postcolonial Studies , Globalization , & World Literature in
English.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556033682071

Category: Cultural pluralism

Page:

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Categories: Cultural pluralism

Journal of Religions Education Languages and General Studies

Journal of Religions  Education  Languages  and General Studies

INTRODUCTION Global English is an offshoot of globalization , a concept liable
to diverse interpretations . The flexibility of globalization has made Agboola (
2004 ) to contend that it can be variously defined depending on what is being ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131035284

Category: Education

Page:

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Categories: Education

Think ASEAN

Think ASEAN

Some have argued that the third era or Globalization 3 . 0 started after World War
II in the mid - 1940s when computers made their debut and trade resumed with
the formation of transnational organizations such as the United Nations . Others
contend that Globalization 3 . ... the world . This situation draws comparison to the
129 - year - old English Wimbledon tennis championship that has been won by ...

Author: Philip Kotler

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822034566257

Category: ASEAN countries

Page: 192

View: 407

New Page 1 Overview Think ASEAN! explores how companies should think of ASEAN as one borderless market that requires different marketing strategies to capture. It offers fresh perspectives to marketers all over the region on the upcoming trends of regionalization that can cause significant changes in future marketing activities. It argues that ASEAN marketers should not only be concerned about their local or global but also their regional marketing activities. The book contains three parts. Part I describes the landscape of ASEAN and explains clearly why ASEAN marketing is needed. Parts II and III discuss companies that have been very successful in implementing ASEAN Marketing. Part II looks at short cases of companies to explore their core marketing strategies; these companies include Bengawan Solo (Singapore), Dji Sam Soe (Indonesia), Goldilocks (the Philippines), Royal Selangor (Malaysia), Black Canyon (Thailand) and Number One Tonic Drink (Vietnam). Part III contains more comprehensive cases of selected companies including AirAsia and Yamaha. Features of This Book § Think ASEAN! is the first publication of the Philip Kotler Center for ASEAN Marketing. § Special foreword written by Ong Keng Yong, the Secretary-General of ASEAN § There are several marketing models developed by the authors e.g., the 4C Diamond sub-model and the Sustainable Model. § The 20 companies featured as case studies are excellent working models of companies that have used the positioning-differentiation-brand triangle successfully to market their brands.
Categories: ASEAN countries