The English-vernacular Divide

The English-vernacular Divide

Postcolonial Language Politics and Practice

eBook - 2005
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This book offers a critical exploration of the role of English in postcolonial communities such as India. Specifically, it focuses on some local ways in which the language falls along the lines of a class-based divide (with ancillary ones of gender and caste as well). The book argues that issues of inequality, subordination and unequal value seem to revolve directly around the general positioning of English in relation to vernacular languages.  The author was raised and schooled in the Indian educational system.

Publisher: Clevedon ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, c2005.
ISBN: 1853597716
1853597694
1853597708
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 143 p.) cm.
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK

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