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M. A. Lourdes S. Bautista and Kingsley Bolton

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099470

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099470.001.0001

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World Englishes or worlds of English? Pitfalls of a postcolonial discourse in Philippine English

World Englishes or worlds of English? Pitfalls of a postcolonial discourse in Philippine English

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(p.66) (p.67) 4 World Englishes or worlds of English? Pitfalls of a postcolonial discourse in Philippine English
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Philippine English
Author(s):

T. Ruanni

F. Tupas

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099470.003.0005

This chapter explores the ideological foundations of a particular paradigm in the sociolinguistics of English, that of “world Englishes” (or “WE”), within theoretical and political contexts. It demonstrates how WE, with special reference to the case of “Philippine English,” is sustained by a particular discourse of postcoloniality, one that is markedly postcolonial in spirit and form but, on historical and sociopolitical grounds, is ideologically conservative and dangerously complicit with recent ideas and practices of neoliberal globalization, the source of hotly contested debates because of its connection with rising global inequalities and fundamentalisms.

Keywords:   world Englishes, Philippine English, postcoloniality, neoliberal globalization, global inequalities, fundamentalisms

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