Kachru's redeeming myth of world Englishes

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-311
Journal / PublicationWorld Englishes
Volume38
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019

Abstract

Michael Halliday once stated that all theories employ metaphors in order to express their essence, which might be restated as ‘every theory is a myth for what it is theorizing’. In his early work, Braj Kachru set out to creatively and critically ‘de-mythologize’ the English canon, and in its stead introduced the new metaphor of the ‘Three Circles’, and the innovative, and redeeming, myth of ‘world Englishes’, changing the history of English studies in the process.

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Kachru's redeeming myth of world Englishes. / Webster, Jonathan J.

In: World Englishes, Vol. 38, No. 1-2, 03.2019, p. 303-311.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review