World Englishes: No inconvenient question was swept under the rug

World Englishes “broke the traditional pattern of such deliberations: no inconvenient question was swept under the rug. The professionals, both linguists and literary scholars, and native and non-native users of English, had frank and stimulating discussions. The English-using community in various continents was for the first time viewed in its totality. A number of cross-cultural perspectives were brought to bear upon our understanding of English in a global context, of language variation, of language acquisition, and of the bilinguals’ – or a multilinguals’ – use of English.” (Kachru ed. 1982: xiii-xiv)

see also:


How to overcome the institutionalized stigmatization of local language users



Larry Smith’s Approach to Language and Culture



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