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  • Posthumanist Applied Linguistics

    By Alastair Pennycook

    Drawing on a range of contexts and data sources, from urban multilingualism to studies of animal communication, Posthumanist Applied Linguistics offers us alternative ways of thinking about the human predicament, with major implications for research, education and politics. Exploring the advent of…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
    Routledge

  • The Cultural Politics of English as an International Language

    By Alastair Pennycook

    A much-cited and highly influential text by Alastair Pennycook, one of the world authorities in sociolinguistics, The Cultural Politics of English as an International Language explores the globalization of English by examining its colonial origins, its connections to linguistics and applied…

    Paperback – 2017-03-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Linguistics Classics

  • Metrolingualism

    Language in the City

    By Alastair Pennycook, Emi Otsuji

    This book is about language and the city. Pennycook and Otsuji introduce the notion of ‘metrolingualism’, showing how language and the city are deeply involved in a perpetual exchange between people, history, migration, architecture, urban landscapes and linguistic resources. Cities and languages…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
    Routledge

  • Language as a Local Practice

    By Alastair Pennycook

    Language as a Local Practice addresses the questions of language, locality and practice as a way of moving forward in our understanding of how language operates as an integrated social and spatial activity. By taking each of these three elements – language, locality and practice – and exploring…

    Paperback – 2010-02-24
    Routledge

  • Global Linguistic Flows

    Hip Hop Cultures, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language

    Edited by H. Samy Alim, Awad Ibrahim, Alastair Pennycook

    Located at the intersection of sociolinguistics and Hip Hop Studies, this cutting-edge book moves around the world – spanning Africa, Asia, Australia, the Americas and the European Union – to explore Hip Hop cultures, youth identities, the politics of language, and the simultaneous processes of…

    Paperback – 2008-09-04
    Routledge

  • Global Englishes and Transcultural Flows

    By Alastair Pennycook

    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…

    Paperback – 2006-12-05
    Routledge

  • Critical Applied Linguistics

    A Critical Introduction

    By Alastair Pennycook

    This accessible guide and introduction to critical applied linguistics provides a clear overview, highlighting problems, debates, and competing views in language education, literacy, discourse analysis, language in the workplace, translation and other language-related domains. Covering both…

    Paperback – 2001-01-01
    Routledge

  • English and the Discourses of Colonialism

    By Alastair Pennycook

    English and the Discourses of Colonialism opens with the British departure from Hong Kong marking the end of British colonialism. Yet Alastair Pennycook argues that this dramatic exit masks the crucial issue that the traces left by colonialism run deep.This challenging and provocative book looks…

    Paperback – 1998-09-17
    Routledge
    The Politics of Language

  • The Cultural Politics of English as an International Language

    By Alastair Pennycook

    Covering a wide range of areas including international politics, colonial history, critical pedagogy, postcolonial literature and applied linguitics, this book examines ways to understand the cultural and political implications of the global spread of English.Firstly, it explores how a particular…

    Paperback – 1994-12-19
    Routledge
    Language In Social Life

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