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Postcolonial English
for iPod/iPhone
The dominance of the English language around the world dates back to the era of British colonialism. English spread across the globe as a consequence of the British Empire and was often imposed on countries as a result of colonialism. But what is the attitude of post-colonial countries to the language now? And how has the legacy of colonialism affected the way that English exists around the world? The short films in this collection examine the roles and attitudes towards English in various postcolonial countries. This material forms part of The Open University course U214 Worlds of English.
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3.9 stars from 17 ratings
nice documentary
as my city, hk , once was a colony of britain, it's interesting to know how far does the culture and language influenced n mixed with our own cultures. thanks alot!
Pal_loud via Apple Podcasts · Hong Kong · 08/15/11
I was expecting this to be a lecture about post-colonial English in India (this is iTunes U and a presentation by the Open University after all) but it turned out to be a documentary. It's not an academic look at English in the least bit but more like something you'd see in a news feature.
meod8 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/07/11
Good points
It's a good way to learn the situation of English be used in these Asian countries.
Angelshanghai via Apple Podcasts · China · 08/04/11
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