Unraveling Postcolonial Identity through Language

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Language and Globalization
EditorsNikolas Coupland
Place of PublicationOxford
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781405175814
StatePublished - Oct 7 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Colonial contact and sacred imagined community
  • Colonial discourses, actively engaged-teaching virtues of English language and culture to indigenous people
  • Contemporary linguistic practices in post-colonial South and Southeast Asia-and in parts of Anglophone Africa
  • Cultural contact, between colonial and indigenous-and cross-fertilization of languages
  • Post-colonial identity and linguistic acts of resistance
  • Post-colonial identity, agency and awareness
  • Sociolinguistic indices of post-colonial identity
  • Stability of post-colonial Englishes-expressing hybrid identities, secured by forces of globalization
  • Three axioms, and sociolinguistic forms-replicating and defining parameters of linguistic etiquette within colony
  • Unraveling post-colonial identity through language

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities

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