Asian englishes: Some reflections

Mohammad A. Quayum

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This issue of Asiatic has a thematic focus: Asian Englishes. English has penetrated Asian societies deeply since colonial times and especially in the postcolonial period, during which English has evolved from a colonial language to a global language. Even as early as 1982, J.R. Rickford had the following to say about the phenomenal growth of English language worldwide:
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • Editorial
  • English language
  • Asia
  • Asian Englishes
  • Rickford
  • colonial
  • postcolonial
  • global


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