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Introduction: Bad English

Rachael Gilmour

in Bad English: Literature, Multilingualism, and the Politics of Language in Contemporary Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526108845
eISBN:
9781526158321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526108852.00006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Starting with Vahni Capildeo’s poetry, and also considering Sam Selvon’s novels and short stories, the Introduction suggests how writers’ everyday experiences of multilingualism give form to their ... More


Bad English: Literature, Multilingualism, and the Politics of Language in Contemporary Britain

Rachael Gilmour

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526108845
eISBN:
9781526158321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526108852
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

At a time when monolingualist claims for the importance of ‘speaking English’ to the national order continue louder than ever, even as language diversity is increasingly part of contemporary British ... More


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