The Politics of English

1st Edition

Marnie Holborow
eISBN-13: 9781848609518

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`A very welcome and much-needed broadening of current theoretical perspectives' - Professor Norman Fairclough, University of Lancaster



This book offers a major reappraisal of the role of language in the social world. Focusing on three main areas - the global spread of English; Standard English; and language and sexism - The Politics of English: examines World English in relation to international capitalism and colonialism; analyzes the ideological underpinnings of the debate about Standard English; and locates sexism in language as arising from social relations. Locating itself in the classical Marxist tradition, this book shows how language is both shaped by, and contributes to social life.

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ISBNs 9780761960188, 9780761960171, 9781848609518, 1848609515
Language English
Number of Pages 225
Edition 1st