A Journal of Teaching English Language and Literature

ISSN Print : 2229-6557, Online: 2394-9244

Englishes in Multilingual Repertoires

Rakesh M. Bhatt


This article primarily discusses the ‘Outer Circle’ varieties of English: the spread that introduced English to sociocultural and historical contexts traditionally not associated with it, and in the process, of course, acquiring new—non-native—speakers. It is an attempt to underline the urgency with which we need to redefine the disciplinary discourses of abstract and theoretical dichotomies (language-interlanguage, standard-nonstandard, native-non-native, target-fossilized) to validate and incorporate the local hybridities.

Keywords: Outer Circle, World Englishes, linguistic creativity, linguistic hybridity, identity, multilingualism

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