The Alchemy of English: The Spread, Functions, and Models of Non-native Englishes

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University of Illinois Press, 1986 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 200 pages
"What emerges from Kachru's fine work is the potential demarcation
of an entire field, rather than merely the fruitful exploration of a topic.
. . . [Kachru] is to be congratulated for having taken us as far as he
already has and for doing so in so stimulating and so productive a fashion."
-- World Englishes
"A potent addition to theoretical, sociolinguistic, attitudinal
and methodological explorations vis--vis the spread and functions
of, and innovations in, English from the viewpoint of a non-Western scholar."
-- The Language Teacher

Winner of the Joint First Prize, Duke of Edinburgh English Language
Book Competition of the English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth, 1987

 

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Contents

Introduction The Alchemy of English
Varieties and Functions
13
Institutionalized Varieties
15
A nativized Variety The South Asian Case
29
English in the Bilinguals Code Repertoire
53
Models Norms and Attitudes
77
Regional Norms
79
Native and NonNative Norms
96
Impact and Change
121
American English and other Englishes
123
Englishization and Language Change
143
Contact Creativity and Discourse Strategies
153
The Bilinguals Creativity and Contact Literatures
155
Bibliography
170
Index
187
Copyright

New Englishes and Old Models
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