ENGL 372 A: World Englishes

Meeting Time: 
MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
MGH 251
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Joseph Wilson

Syllabus Description:


In this course, we examine some of the current debates around the role and status of English in the world. We consider historical, ideological, cultural, political and economic bases for the spread of English as an international language and explore how this spread has affected the language ecologies of societies around the globe, and is related to the proliferation of world Englishes.

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Catalog Description: 
Examines historical, linguistic, economic, and sociopolitical forces involved in the diversification of Global/New Englishes. Attention to changing power relations, language hierarchies, and inequalities associated with the teaching, learning, and use of English. Explores current debates on linguistic imperialism and resistance, concepts of 'mother tongue', nativeness, comprehensibility/intelligibility judgments, and language ownership.
GE Requirements: 
Diversity (DIV)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
January 3, 2020 - 10:50pm