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  • English and the Discourses of Colonialismby Alastair Pennycook

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    English and the Discourses of Colonialism opens with the British departure from Hong Kong marking the end of British colonialism. Yet Alastair Pennycook argues that this dramatic exit masks the crucial issue that the traces left by colonialism run deep. This challenging and provocative book looks particularly at English, English language teaching,... more...

  • Critical Applied Linguisticsby Alastair Pennycook

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 46.95

    This accessible guide and introduction to critical applied linguistics provides a clear overview, highlighting problems, debates, and competing views in language education, literacy, discourse analysis, language in the workplace, translation and other language-related domains. Covering both critical theory and domains of practice, the book is organized... more...

  • Language as a Local Practiceby Alastair Pennycook

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 51.95

    Language as a Local Practice addresses the questions of language, locality and practice as a way of moving forward in our understanding of how language operates as an integrated social and spatial activity. By taking each of these three elements ? language, locality and practice ? and exploring how they relate to each other, Language as a Local Practice... more...

  • Language and Mobilityby Alastair Pennycook

    Channel View Publications 2012; US$ 25.00

    This book looks at language in unexpected places. Drawing on a diversity of materials and contexts, including farewell addresses to British workers in colonial India, letters written from parents to their children at home, a Cornish anthem sung in South Australia, a country fair in rural Australia, and a cricket match played in the middle of the 19th... more...

  • The Cultural Politics of English as an International Languageby Alastair Pennycook

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Covering a wide range of areas including international politics, colonial history, critical pedagogy, postcolonial literature and applied linguitics, this book examines ways to understand the cultural and political implications of the global spread of English. Firstly, it explores how a particular view of English as an international language has come... more...

  • Disinventing and Reconstituting Languagesby Sinfree B. Makoni; Alastair Pennycook

    Multilingual Matters 2006; US$ 39.95

    Looking at diverse contexts from sign languages in Indonesia to literacy practices in Brazil, the authors argue that unless we change and reconstitute the ways in which languages are taught and conceptualized, language studies will not be able to improve the social welfare of language users. more...

  • Metrolingualismby Alastair Pennycook; Emi Otsuji

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    This book is about language and the city. Pennycook and Otsuji introduce the notion of ?metrolingualism?, showing how language and the city are deeply involved in a perpetual exchange between people, history, migration, architecture, urban landscapes and linguistic resources. Cities and languages are in constant change, as new speakers with new repertoires... more...

  • Global Linguistic Flowsby H. Samy Alim; Awad Ibrahim; Alastair Pennycook

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 56.95

    Located at the intersection of sociolinguistics and Hip Hop Studies, this cutting-edge book moves around the world ? spanning Africa, Asia, Australia, the Americas and the European Union ? to explore Hip Hop cultures, youth identities, the politics of language, and the simultaneous processes of globalization and localization. Focusing closely on language,... more...

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