Asian Englishes : beyond the canon by Braj Kachru

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By Braj Kachru

This publication presents the most important examining for college kids and researchers of global Englishes. it's an insightful and provocative research of the kinds and features of English in Asia, its acculturation and nativization, and the leading edge dimensions of Asian creativity.

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The total ‘claimed’ circulation of newspapers during that year was 126,963,763 copies. In terms of their circulation, the English newspapers have a national pan-Indian circulation and some international distribution. That claim is supported by the number of Indian cities in which each English newspaper is printed. 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.

At the beginning, the educational efforts of the Europeans had an ulterior purpose, viz. the propagation of the Gospel. Moreover, they were directed purely to religious education — the objects being the instillation of Christian doctrines into the minds of the people through their native language which the Europeans tried to master, as also the spread of Western education among the Indians in order to enable them to appreciate better the Christian doctrines (Law, 1915: 6–7). 34 Asian Englishes: Beyond the canon Not all such schools used the native language for imparting education.

And now what does one say about the other part of Bowers’ observation: Should one object to the Charter-mandated function of the British Council as ‘linguistic imperialism’? That indeed depends on the interpretation, and I will not discuss that question here. Decolonizing text and context The conceptualization of world Englishes has introduced other dimensions for the types of crossover in contexts and texts in Englishes. g. Kandiah, 1995; Parakrama, 1995), and ‘liberation linguistics’ (see Quirk, 1988, 1989; cf.

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