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The Other Tongue : ENGLISH ACROSS CULTURES - Braj B. Kachru

The Other Tongue


By: Braj B. Kachru (Editor)

Paperback Published: 4th January 1992
ISBN: 9780252062001
Number Of Pages: 416

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"The Other Tongue is a prophetic book, but not after the manner of Cassandra. Its prophecies have been heard as well as fulfilled. The study of English as an international language, now well established around the world, is due in no small measure to the influence of this book and the associated work of Braj Kachru. This new revised edition is warranted and welcome." -- John Algeo, JEGP

Foreword to the Second Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction: The Other Side of English and the 1990sp. 1
English in the Global Context: Directions and Issues
Sociology of English as an Additional Languagep. 19
English as an International Language: Directions in the 1990sp. 27
Models for Non-Native Englishesp. 48
Spread of English and Issues of Intelligibilityp. 75
Bridging the Paradigm Gap: Second-Language Acquisition Theory and Indigenized Varieties of Englishp. 91
Testing English as a World Language: Issues in Assessing Non-Native Proficiencyp. 108
Nativization: Formal and Functional
The Africanization of Englishp. 125
Standard Nigerian English: Issues of Identificationp. 148
Chinese Varieties of Englishp. 162
English in Japanese Communicative Strategiesp. 178
Contact and Change: Question of a Standard
American English: From a Colonial Substandard to a Prestige Languagep. 211
American English: Quest for a Modelp. 220
The Life Cycle of Non-Native Englishes: A Case Studyp. 233
Literary Creativity in the Other Tongue
The Literary Dimension of the Spread of Englishp. 255
Style Range in New English Literaturesp. 283
Discoursal Strategies: Text in Context
Meaning in Deviation: Toward Understanding Non-Native English Textsp. 301
My Language, Your Culture: Whose Communicative Competence?p. 327
Culture, Style, and Discourse: Expanding Noetics of Englishp. 340
World Englishes in the Classroom: Rationale and Resources
Teaching World Englishesp. 355
Notes on Contributorsp. 367
Indexp. 369
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ISBN: 9780252062001
ISBN-10: 0252062000
Series: English in the Global Context
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 4th January 1992
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised