By Yamuna Kachru
A accomplished therapy of the unfold, acculturation, services, and evolution of English in Asia, this booklet discusses the problems caused by the creation of English in culturally diversified contexts and the two-way interplay of English and native languages in Asia. it truly is worthy for these drawn to English reports and international Englishes.
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Issues in English language education Challenges to English language teaching (ELT) from a world Englishes perspective are many. As soon as one recognizes the pluralistic nature of English across the world today, the possibilities become numerous. The concerns turn on nativization and standardization, concepts explored in this chapter and throughout this work from various perspectives. Tawake’s Symposium on World Englishes in the Classroom (1995) reveals some of the more specific terms in which these concerns about teaching of world Englishes have been addressed.
C) 2011 Hong Kong University Press. All Rights Reserved. World Englishes today 11 Dialect variation is generally understood to be based on geography. However, there are other factors that lead to variation, too. For example, there are differences in the speech of different classes, ethnic groups, age groups, and genders, and there are differences between educated and uneducated speech. In the US, there are dialects such as African-American Vernacular English (Labov, 1998; see Chapter 15). In the UK, the dialect known as Cockney has a class basis: Trudgill (1990: 46) calls it ‘the Traditional Dialect of working class London’.
Yet, because of the imposed economic, political and military realities, English became the additional language for many indigenous residents of countries such as India and Nigeria. The British Empire later crumbled away, but English did not: it had made itself indispensable. In the multilingual and multicultural nations and regions which were its newer homes, English took on functions which other languages had not performed. For example, in some places English became a medium of higher education which was available to young people from all sub-regions, no matter what their first, or home, languages were.