English as a Local Language

English as a Local Language

When analyzed in multilingual contexts, English is often treated as an entity that is separable from its linguistic environment. It is often the case, however, that multilinguals use English in hybrid and transcultural ways. This book explores how multilingual East Africans make use of English as a local resource in their everyday practices by examining a range of domains, including workplace conversation, beauty pageants, hip hop and advertising. Drawing on the… (more)

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Publisher: Multilingual Matters (July 08, 2009)

Collection: Critical Language and Literacy Studies

Page count: 176 pages

Language: English


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