Sub-themes

  • Dichotomy of native and Non-native varieties
  • Linguistic Jingoism
  • Death of Languages – Sad Stories
  • Global Language – Is there an Epicenter?
  • Global Language – A Growing Monopoly?
  • English – Colonizing Minds and Bodies
  • Indianness of English:
    1. Ethnography
    2. Syntax
    3. Morphology
    4. Phonology
    5. Phonetics
  • Teaching of English:
    1. Teaching at primary, secondary and tertiary level
    2. Methods
    3. Materials
    4. Teacher development
    5. CALL
    6. Testing
    7. Language vs Literature debate
    8. ESP
  • Right to English: Myth or Reality
  • Promise of Equity and Inclusiveness
  • Right to English – A Political Tool? An Economic Advantage?
  • Language Wars around the World
  • Global Language but Local Perspectives
  • English for empowerment
  • Indian English in the global community
  • Development of Indian English through the ages
  • ELT and critical pedagogy
  • Percept to practice of ELT
  • Global acceptance of Indian English
  • Use of English:
    1. English haves and havenots
    2. Heterogeneity of the classroom
    3. Addressing Learning Styles
  • English for all :
    1. Planning, delivery, tests, mass media
    2. National lexicon and national corpus
    3. English as an economic resource
    4. Indian literature in English as teaching material