English as a Tool of British Political and Linguistic Imperialism in Chinua Achebe’s A Man of the People

Authors

  • Naeema Shah M. Phil Scholar, Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University, Baluchistan Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33195/9mp4m158

Keywords:

stigmatization, imperialism, concentric, sweeping generalization

Abstract

The spread of English is considered as a tool of British political and linguistic
imperialism in effects of globalization. Kachrus Three Circle model of World
Englishes has always played significant role in the categorization of the spread of
English. This model is always used as an important tool to critically analyze the
distributed circle of English speaking regions in the world where English is
dominant over other languages and cultures. In the present study the outer circle
from Kachrus model is focused. A Man of the People by Chinua Achebe has been
analysed through the lens of Kachrus Three Circle Model of World Englishes. The
study finds that the spread of English is basically a tool used for homogenized
attack by British imperialism in order to subdue other cultures, politically and
linguistically.

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Published

2019-12-30

How to Cite

Naeema Shah. (2019). English as a Tool of British Political and Linguistic Imperialism in Chinua Achebe’s A Man of the People. University of Chitral Journal of Linguistics and Literature, 3(II), 34-40. https://doi.org/10.33195/9mp4m158