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By Braj Kachru

ISBN-10: 9882200109

ISBN-13: 9789882200104

This publication offers the most important interpreting for college kids and researchers of worldwide Englishes. it's an insightful and provocative research of the varieties and capabilities of English in Asia, its acculturation and nativization, and the cutting edge dimensions of Asian creativity.

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The second question brings us close to an ongoing pan-Asian debate about the English language. Why not consider the diaspora varieties of English, for example, in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and India as functionally viable parts of our linguistic and cultural heritages? A heritage that has left indelible sweet-and-sour traces on our cultural and linguistic histories. These concerns must be confronted to further strengthen our ongoing process of pluralistic foundations — cultural, social and linguistic.

The Hindustan Times, printed in seven cities, ‘was the largest circulated single edition newspaper’ with 847,306 copies; The Hindu, 16 Asian Englishes: Beyond the canon printed in nine cities, with 779,851 copies; Ananda Bazar Patrika, a Bengali daily (Kolkata) was third with 754,348 copies; and The Times of India was ‘the largest circulated multi-edition’ daily with 1,687,099 copies, and with several editions from seven cities. The following table shows the number of English newspapers by type (periodicity), and percentage of the total.

Channels of authentication and authority with reference to native versus nonnative status; 4. criteria for legitimization of the canon and innovations in creativity within a canon; 5. standardization of performance tests in evaluation of competence; and definitions of interactional concepts such as intelligibility, etc. , UK and USA) there is increasing presence of Asian and African languages in some of the above domains. g. see Canagarajah, 1999; B. Kachru, 1996b). Lévi-Strauss, (cited in Eribon, 1991: 141) warns us about the power of myths when he says that ‘a myth offers us a grid’, and it is the grid that: 18 Asian Englishes: Beyond the canon ...

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