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Asian Englishes: beyond the canon

Author: Kachru, Braj B. Series: Asian Englishes today Publisher: Hong Kong University, 2005.Language: EnglishDescription: 333 p. : Maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9622096662Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Asian Englishes Beyond the Canon Contents List of illustrations Series editor's preface Preface Acknowledgements Phonetic symbols and transcription Map of Greater Asia 1. Introduction: Anglophone Asia Part I: Contexts 2. Asian Englishes Introduction Epistemological concerns Language and nativeness Contexts of the Asian presence of English Asian Englishes within the Three Circles The albatross of mythology Mythology and the Asian context Current strategies Decolonizing text and context Canonicity, diversity, and Asian Englishes English on Asian terms Institutionalization of Asian Englishes Conclusion 3. South Asian schizophrenia Introduction The South Asian linguistic repertoire and English Types of variation xi xiii xv xxi xxiii xxiv 1 7 9 9 11 12 13 13 16 19 20 21 22 23 26 27 29 29 30 39 viii Contents The South Asianness of South Asian English South Asian lexical stock in English Models of English Bilinguals' creativity in South Asian English English in post-1947 language policies Attitudes and schizophrenia about English Current issues Conclusion 4. Past imperfect: The Japanese agony Introduction Perspectives on English in Japan Eikaiwa `English Conversation Ideology' Dimensions of paradigm shift Marginalization, ideology and paradigms Japanese without Eikaiwa Conclusion Part II: Convergence 5. Englishization: Asia and beyond Introduction The spheres of Englishization Deficit versus dominance hypothesis Exponents of Englishization Lexicalization Grammar `Great Tradition' versus `Little Tradition' Thematic range and literary experimentation Englishization and code development Englishization and linguistic schizophrenia Englishization and contact linguistics Englishization and language policies Conclusion 6. The absent voices Introduction ESP: Presuppositions ESP: Beyond the canon Acceptability and local contexts Anglophone Asia's language policies and `loose canons' of Englishes 43 51 55 56 61 68 69 71 73 73 74 76 78 93 94 95 97 99 99 101 102 103 104 106 111 112 113 116 117 118 120 121 121 122 122 123 124 Contents ix Asian Englishes as codes of communication Pragmatic success and ESP Asian Englishes and instructional resources Localized varieties and English for international communication Towards a shift in paradigm Conclusion Part III: Mantras 7. Medium and mantra Introduction The caste of English Anatomy of the mantra Structure as the puranic form Rao's credo in a historical context Caliban's canon and the Western canon Rao's mantra Conclusion 8. Talking back and writing back Introduction Three basic questions What are the solutions? Creativity, pluralistic contexts, and standards Conclusion Part IV: Predator 9. Killer or accessory to murder? Introduction The wave of doom Obiturial terminology Hypotheses and rationalizations Culprits and killers The leaking model Killer English? Language attitudes Linguists and the war of words The rescue brigades Language reincarnation The Asian context Conclusion 125 126 129 130 131 134 135 137 137 138 139 145 146 148 150 151 155 155 156 157 160 162 163 165 165 165 167 168 170 171 173 174 176 179 181 182 183 x Contents Part V: Pedagogy 10. Contexts of pedagogy and identity Introduction Approaches to South Asian English The Inner Circle and issues of identity Research agendas Conclusion Part VI: Afterword 11. Present tense: Making sense of Anglophone Asia Introduction The heart of the matter Constructing constructs Flogging a dead horse On getting the Three Circles Model backwards Identity markers and location Pidgins and creoles in the constellation Life-cycle hypothesis and `reincarnation' Lingua franca, again! Codification and standardization The cauldron of `empires' World Standard Spoken English (WSSE) and the real world Futurology and the crystal ball Asian voices in repositories of knowledge The victimology of English and Asia's response `A different ... uh, kettle of fish' Barking up the wrong tree Shared strands of ongoing debates Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index 185 187 187 190 196 197 201 203 205 205 205 207 209 211 220 221 221 222 224 228 230 231 233 236 238 239 250 254 257 265 319

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