English as an Islamic language: a case study of Pakistani English
Article first published online: 8 MAY 2009
© 2009 The Author(s). Journal compilation © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Volume 28, Issue 2, pages 175–189, June 2009
How to Cite
MAHBOOB, A. (2009), English as an Islamic language: a case study of Pakistani English. World Englishes, 28: 175–189. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-971X.2009.01583.x
- Issue published online: 8 MAY 2009
- Article first published online: 8 MAY 2009
- (Received 1 October 2007.)
ABSTRACT: In this paper we will explore the nature of English as it is used in one Muslim country and argue that, far from being a colonizing language, English used in Pakistan reflects Islamic values and embodies South Asian Islamic sensitivities. Through analysis of the current discourses on the politics of the English language and a study of Pakistani English, a framework is developed that can be used to study the relationship between Islam and English in other contexts.