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The Relocation of English

Shifting Paradigms in a Global Era


Part of the Language and Globalization book series (LAGL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mario Saraceni
    Pages 1-21
  3. Mario Saraceni
    Pages 22-29
  4. Mario Saraceni
    Pages 30-53
  5. Mario Saraceni
    Pages 54-81
  6. Mario Saraceni
    Pages 82-99
  7. Mario Saraceni
    Pages 100-130
  8. Mario Saraceni
    Pages 131-143
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 144-156

About this book


Addressing issues related to the physical, cultural, ideological and psychological relocation of English, this volume provides a critical examination of current sociolinguistic study of English in the world and suggests a new approach which focuses more on ideological and psychological aspects of the phenomenon.


building English Lingua franca nation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of PortsmouthUK

About the authors

MARIO SARANCENI teaches Applied Linguistics at the University of Portsmouth, UK. His previous publications include English in the World: Global Rules, Global Roles (co-edited with Rani Rubdy, 2006), The Language of Comics (2003) and papers in international journals, such as English Today, ELT Journal, World Englishes.

Bibliographic information


'This is an innovative and thought-provoking monograph...[it] is thoughtful, well-written, and full of insights, drawn from the author's research as well as his personal experience. It is strongly recommended to all those interested in the development of world Englishes as a field research and pedagogy.' - Kingsley Bolton, World Englishes