Postcolonial Studies and World Englishes
David Huddart is Associate Professor of English Literary Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Introduction 1. Involuntary Associations: ‘Postcolonial Studies’ and ‘World Englishes’ 2. Grammars of Living Break their Tense: World Englishes and Cultural Translation 3. English in the Conversation of Mankind: World Englishes and global citizenship 4. Declarations of Linguistic Independence: the Postcolonial Dictionary 5. Writing after the End of Empire: Composition, Community, and Creativity 6. Slow Reading: the Opacity of World Literatures Conclusion: English Remains, Englishes Remain Bibliography Index
David Huddart covers an impressive range of topics, and his discussion of major contributions in the fields of postcolonial studies, critical linguistics, cultural studies and globalisation studies is intriguing. He has set the stage for many productive discussions and further research.
Ana Sobral English World Wide
An excellent contribution to the debates surrounding World Englishes and Postcolonial Studies. I know of no other book that sets up a conversation between these fields and there is much to be gained by scholars in both areas of study from this very informative analysis.
University of New South Wales
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: May 28, 2014
Series: Postcolonialism Across the Disciplines 15