On under-coded english and linguistic accommodation

Tickoo, Asha (2015) On under-coded english and linguistic accommodation. Language and Language Teaching, 4 (1). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2277-307X

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Much that is said about the spread of English today speaks of English hegemony: the “ideology that glorifies the dominant language (or variety) and serves to stigmatize others” (Phillipson, 1999, p. 40; the addition in brackets is mine). But the contradictory and significantly more current truth is that the user of English as Foreign Language (EFL) is no longer his/her former disadvantaged and disenfranchised self. In adopting English for significant life-purposes, s/he has produced a distinctly under-coded version of English (representing formally much less than full meaning, UE for future reference) which is rapidly gaining acceptance as the most widely used World English (WE) variety.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Tickoo, Asha
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Uncontrolled Keywords: english hegemony, undercoded systematically, successful communication, accommodation
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
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