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Linguistic Creativity and World Englishes Literatures

  1. Yamuna Kachru

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0714

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Kachru, Y. 2012. Linguistic Creativity and World Englishes Literatures. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

Abstract

A three-year-old asks her mother to push her swing higher. The mother pushes the swing a little more vigorously. The child yells, High, mummy. The mother asks, You want it higher? The child says, Yes, bi … g high, with a long [iy] sound.

Keywords:

  • ethnicity and culture;
  • World Englishes;
  • multilingualism;
  • sociocultural language studies