Kachru's redeeming myth of world Englishes
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|Journal / Publication||World Englishes|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2019|
|Link to Scopus||https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85068752068&origin=recordpage|
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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