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Involuntary Associations: Postcolonial Studies and World Englishes

David Huddart


In the context of English’s apparent worldwide spread, this book brings together the fields of postcolonial studies and world Englishes, arguing that this is a necessary and long overdue connection. Although postcolonial studies appears to have its origins in literary studies, and accordingly in the study of language, in fact there have been few connections with fields in linguistics that are clearly relevant to postcolonial approaches to English in particular. The book chiefly makes connections with the growing field of World Englishes studies, considering points of contact, differences in em ... More

Keywords: World Englishes, Postcolonial Studies, Global English, Linguistic Imperialism, Colonialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781781380253
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781380253.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Huddart, author
Chinese University of Hong Kong