The Resource English and the discourses of colonialism, Alastair Pennycook

English and the discourses of colonialism, Alastair Pennycook

Label
English and the discourses of colonialism
Title
English and the discourses of colonialism
Statement of responsibility
Alastair Pennycook
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
English and the Discourses of Colonialism opens with the British departure from Hong Kong marking the end of British colonialism. Yet Alastair Pennycook argues that this dramatic exit masks the crucial issue that the traces left by colonialism run deep. This challenging and provocative book looks particularly at English, English language teaching, and colonialism. It reveals how the practice of colonialism permeated the cultures and discourses of both the colonial and colonized nations, the effects of which are still evident today. Pennycook explores the extent to which English is, as commonly assumed, a language of neutrality and global communication, and to what extent it is, by contrast, a language laden with meanings and still weighed down with colonial discourses that have come to adhere to it. Travel writing, newspaper articles and popular books on English, are all referred to, as well as personal experiences and interviews with learners of English inIndia, Malaysia, China and Australia. Pennycook concludes by appealing to postcolonial writing, to create a politics of opposition and dislodge the discourses of colonialism from English
Member of
Cataloging source
SHS
Dewey number
306.4490917
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE2751
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
The politics of language
Label
English and the discourses of colonialism, Alastair Pennycook
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn277715851
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280182815
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35738285
System control number
  • (OCoLC)277715851
  • pebcs0203006348

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