The English-Vernacular Divide: Postcolonial Language Politics and Practice by Vaidehi RamanathanThe English-Vernacular Divide: Postcolonial Language Politics and Practice by Vaidehi Ramanathan

The English-Vernacular Divide: Postcolonial Language Politics and Practice

byVaidehi Ramanathan

Paperback | February 18, 2005

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This book offers a critical exploration of the role of English in postcolonial communities such as India. Specifically, it focuses on some local ways in which the language falls along the lines of a class-based divide (with ancillary ones of gender and caste as well). The book argues that issues of inequality, subordination and unequal value seem to revolve directly around the general positioning of English in relation to vernacular languages.  The author was raised and schooled in the Indian educational system.

Vaidehi Ramanathan is an Associate Professor in the Linguistics department at the University of California, Davis She was raised and schooled in the educational system she writes about and she has been involved in issues related vernacular and English language teaching for several years in a variety of contexts, including teacher-educa...
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Title:The English-Vernacular Divide: Postcolonial Language Politics and PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.3 × 5.87 × 0.3 inPublished:February 18, 2005Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1853597694

ISBN - 13:9781853597695

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