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Sociolinguistic variables in the "degeneracy" of English in postcolonial ("non-native") contexts

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Anchimbe, Eric A. ; Anchimbe, Stella A.:
Sociolinguistic variables in the "degeneracy" of English in postcolonial ("non-native") contexts.
In: Anuario del seminario de filología Vasca "Julio de Urquijo". Vol. 39 (2008) Issue 2 . - pp. 13-31.
ISSN 0582-6152

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This paper tackles from a broad historical perspective the attitudes, media and strate-gies of transmission, and the interplay of English and identity in the world today. It traces the negative tendencies towards non-native Englishes resultant from British colo-nialism to the hangovers and strategic linguistic schemes adopted during colonialism. Here the appellations non-native, postcolonial, indigenised, New Englishes are used in-terchangeably without purporting to make a profound evaluation of the bias linked to them, especially the non-native. The paper concludes with the note that the claim of de-generacy of the New Englishes was ignited by colonial linguistic projects and later fuelled by social prejudices built basically on colonial skeletons. It has less linguistic evidence and if any exists its roots are strongly founded in colonialism.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Chair English Linguistics > Chair English Linguistics - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Mühleisen
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 400 Language > 400 Language
400 Language > 410 Linguistics
400 Language > 420 English, Old English languages
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2020 10:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 10:00
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/53744