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The Other Tongue: ENGLISH ACROSS CULTURES (English in the Global Context) ePub download

by Braj B. Kachru

  • Author: Braj B. Kachru
  • ISBN: 0252062000
  • ISBN13: 978-0252062001
  • ePub: 1715 kb | FB2: 1333 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Words Language & Grammar
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press; 2 edition (April 1, 1992)
  • Pages: 416
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 427
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The Other Tongue: ENGLISH. To provide further support for non-native varieties, many authors say that non-native Englishes are not necessarily for use with natives, but with other non-natives. A lot of the points brought up in this book are very interesting. I recommend it for all who are studying Sociolinguistics and for those who are interested in English's role in the world and its possible future.

The Other Tongue book. The Other Tongue is a prophetic book, but not after the manner of Cassandra

The Other Tongue book. The Other Tongue is a prophetic book, but not after the manner of Cassandra. Its prophecies have been heard as well as fulfilled.

English across Cultures. Braj B. Kachru (e. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

The Other Tongue is a prophetic book, but not after the manner of Cassandra. Its prophecies have been heard as well as fulfilled

The Other Tongue is a prophetic book, but not after the manner of Cassandra. - John Algeo, JEG. more).

-Robert Kaplan, Applied Linguistics.

This timely book explores the relationship between global Englishes (the spreadĀ . The Other Tongue: English across Cultures.

This timely book explores the relationship between global Englishes (the spread and use of diverse forms of English within processes of globalization) and transcultural flows (the movements, changes and reuses of cultural forms in disparate contexts). This wide-ranging study focuses on the ways English is embedded in other linguistic contexts, including those of East Asia, Australia, West Africa and the Pacific Islands. The leadership inside and outside the schools envisioned in the context of output-oriented new public management reforms reacts upon the complexity and visibility of changes in a school environment.

These conferences and the two volumes marked a genuinely new phase in the study of English in the international context. In part, they raised issues which had earlier perhaps been glossed-over if not entirely ignored. In part, the reorientation in international and intranational terms provided new insights.

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Framokay
If you're interested in getting some insight into English on the world stage, this book is an excellent place to start. Kachru has collected some of the best articles on the changes that have taken place in the English language. As English is adopted by more and more people in countries where it isn't a native language, it is changed and molded. An interesting point which is brought up is that when native speakers use deviant language, it is termed as dialect, creativity, or a slip, but when non-natives use the language, it is called an error. In this book, it is argued that English belongs to all those that use it. In other words, to use a language means to have mastery over it, so it can be used as the owner pleases. To provide further support for non-native varieties, many authors say that non-native Englishes are not necessarily for use with natives, but with other non-natives.

A lot of the points brought up in this book are very interesting. I recommend it for all who are studying Sociolinguistics and for those who are interested in English's role in the world and its possible future.
Kipabi
I read this book to research the topic of English as a global lingua franca as part of a graduate course in sociolinguistics. It is about the single most useful text I read in this field. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in how English is used in different contexts across the globe. The text gives critical insight throughout, e.g. looks at the spread of English past and present in contexts such as Nigeria, India, Japan etc.
Bajinn
If one were asked to name the definite book on the use of English as an international language this would probably be the item to go for. There are other more controversial (and thus often more popular) books written on the subject - such as Crystal's "English as a Global Language" and Phillipson's "Linguistic Imperialism". However, if one is looking for a book that avoids the polemical pitfall of oversimplification, Kachru's work (although 10 years old by now) remains the best buy.
The 1992 edition (the first one came out in 1982) contains contributions by (nearly) all the big names in the field such as Joshua Fishman (sociology), Peter Strevens, Larry E. Smith (intelligibility), Peter Lowenberg (testing), Ayo Bamgbose (Nigerian English), Edwin Thumboo (literature) and Cecil Nelson (communicative competence) to name only a few. Of course there are contributions by Kachru as well, most notably perhaps his article on teaching world Englishes which teachers might find highly useful.
The multitude of perspectives is the book's biggest advantage; it leaves it to the reader to form his/her own opinion instead of trying to sway him towards a preconceived thesis (as in Crystal's and Phillipson's work). All in all, this book can be recommended to beginners and professionals, students and teachers, in short to everyone who has an interest in World Englishes.
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