Book review: Why English? Confronting the hydra

Wahyudi, Ribut (2020) Book review: Why English? Confronting the hydra. The Journal of AsiaTEFL, 17 (2). pp. 753-755. ISSN 2466-1511

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This highly recommended edited volume critiques the status of English akin to Hydra, a creature in Greek mythology whose heads multiplied upon decapitation. The chapter authors argue that English dominates and undermines other languages even when it is challenged in different forms and from different locations. The book has a broad readership—not only does it include academic inquiry but also presents multiple personal accounts. The book consists of 24 chapters and is organized into four thematic sections of hegemony, challenge, negotiation, and resistance against the English Hydra. Due to space constraints, only particular chapters are selected to suggest the key ideas of the book.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: English, Hydra, Domination, and Critical Negotiation.
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Ribut Wahyudi
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2020 10:01


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