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Global Englishes and Transcultural Flows

By Alastair Pennycook Copyright 2007
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    The English language is spreading across the world, and so too is hip-hop culture: both are being altered, developed, reinterpreted, reclaimed. This timely book explores the relationship between global Englishes (the spread and use of diverse forms of English within processes of globalization) and transcultural flows (the movements, changes and reuses of cultural forms in disparate contexts).

    This wide-ranging study focuses on the ways English is embedded in other linguistic contexts, including those of East Asia, Australia, West Africa and the Pacific Islands. Drawing on transgressive and performative theory, Pennycook looks at how global Englishes, transcultural flows and pedagogy are interconnected in ways that oblige us to rethink language and culture within the contemporary world.

    Global Englishes and Transcultural Flows is a valuable resource to applied linguists, sociolinguists, and students on cultural studies, English language studies, TEFL and TESOL courses.

    1. Hip Hop Be Connectin  2. Other Englishes  3.  Transgressive Theories  4. Performance and Performativity  5. Taking the Vernacular Voices of the Popular Seriously  6. English and the Global Spread of Authenticity  7.  Language Flows, Language Mixes  8. Hip Hop Pedagogies and Local Knowledge  References


    Alastair Pennycook

    'an important book that deserves to be widely read and discussed.' - Stephen Farrow, The Use of English