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Linguistic Imperialism Continued

ISBN: 9780415872010 | 0415872014
Edition: 1st
Format: Nonspecific Binding
Publisher: Routledge
Pub. Date: 1/21/2010

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Robert Phillipson has made, and continues to make, a major contribution to our understanding of the social construction of English as a 'world language' representingpotent symbolic capital within the global cultural economy.Naz Rassool, University of Reading[A] major contribution to critical sociolinguistics'.Probal Dasgupta, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata' A fascinating work which manifests how humanistic values can be blended with erudition and analytical incisiveness to create the kind of scholarship which can transcend the mere description of reality our research methods enforce upon us.Tariq Rahman, Quaid-i-Azam University, IslamabadPhillipson's work is not only thought-provoking and ground-breaking, but it gets to thevery heart of some of the key issues around the global dominance of English in the world. Itprovides a major contribution to our understanding of the role of English in the contemporaryworld.Peter Martin, University of East LondonThis volume brings together key writings since the 1992 publication of Linguistic Imperialism - Robert Phillipson's controversial benchmark volume, which triggered a major re-thinking of the English teaching profession by connecting the field to wider political and economic forces. Analyzing how the global dominance of English in all domains of power is maintained, legitimized and persists in the 21 st century, Linguistic Imperialism Continued reflects and contributes in important ways to understanding these developments.

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