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The Relocation of English: Shifting Paradigms in a Global Era (Language and Globalization)
In this book, Mario Saraceni argues for the need to redefine the manner in which we study English and the forces that are contributing to its constant evolution. Breaking away from existing academic paradigms, he seeks instead to understand how new rules and new practices are burgeoning around the world.
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published August 11th 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Many important points about the spread of English worldwide, and a really good synopsis of where scholarship about English in the world has been in the last 30-40 years. The only problem with this book -- and I do think it's a problem -- is that it literally ends with what would seem to be the main point -- namely, that English has been "relocated" in today's globalized world -- and only a very scant explanation of what that means or what its implications are for scholarship, pedagogy, etc.