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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: 'world English' Or 'world Englishes'? Does It Make Any Difference?
Author: Rajagopalan K.
Abstract: As the English language spreads across the world like wildfire, many scholars find themselves speculating about its future. Many have claimed that the language is destined to undergo significant changes even to the point of becoming unrecognizable. Just what to call it from now on is however a matter of dispute. At first blush, it might appear that this is matter of splitting hairs, since the name itself is believed to be not all that important. This paper, however, defends the idea that the name does matter a lot. This is so because the appellation we choose often carries with it associations and implications that have major consequences for the way we approach the very phenomenon. It even predisposes us in one way or another. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1111/j.1473-4192.2012.00316.x
Address: http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84868687561&partnerID=40&md5=c720a325eef8f177e45e1ae3099ac29a
Date Issue: 2012
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