English as an Asian Language
Kachru, Braj B.

Fecha: 1998
Resumen: This paper outlines the dimensions of Asia's English, which constitutes a world of its own in linguistic, cultural, interactional, ideological, and political terms. The questions this paper raises are: What conditions must a transplanted colonial language satisfy to be accepted as part of the colonized's linguistic repertoire? Why not consider Asian Englishes as part of a local pluralistic linguistic heritage? Answers to these questions demand redefining the concept of «nativeness» and types of nativeness; this paper advances that proposal by describing the distinction between «genetic nativeness» and «functional nativeness». The remainder of the paper comprises the sections: Asian presence of English; domains of functions; the albatross of mythology; mythology and the Asian context; decolonizing context and text; canonicity, diversity and Asian English; English on Asian terms; and institutionalization of Asian Englishes. In concluding, the paper briefly considers the often repeated question: Where do we go with Asian Englishes?.
Derechos: Tots els drets reservats.
Lengua: Anglès.
Documento: Article ; recerca ; article ; publishedVersion
Materia: Asian Englishes ; English in Asian Context ; Asianization of English ; World ; Englishes.
Publicado en: Links & Letters, N. 5 (1998) , p. 89-108, ISSN 1133-7397

Adreça original: https://www.raco.cat/index.php/LinksLetters/article/view/22673


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