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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...

  • Global Englishes and Transcultural Flowsby Alastair Pennycook

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 44.95

    The English language is spreading across the world, and so too is hip-hop culture: both are being altered, developed, reinterpreted, reclaimed. This timely book explores the relationship between global Englishes (the spread and use of diverse forms of English within processes of globalization) and transcultural flows (the movements, changes and reuses... 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... 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    A much-cited and highly influential text by Alastair Pennycook, one of the world authorities in sociolinguistics, The Cultural Politics of English as an International Language explores the globalization of English by examining its colonial origins, its connections to linguistics and applied linguistics, and its relationships to the global spread... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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