Postoccidental Englishes and Rap [ 2003 - 2005 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof A Pennycook

Brief description This project examines the conjunction between new Englishes and rap music. Applied linguistic research on world Englishes has focused predominantly on newly emergent standardized national varieties, and thus has tended to overlook the changing oral codes in domains such as popular music. By looking at the global spread of rap in relationship to the global spread of English, this project has great significance for 1.Expanding our knowledge about the implications and processes of this spread; 2. Developing a model of postoccidental Englishes that goes beyond current frameworks; and 3. Creating educational materials that can engage with student interests and desires.

Funding Amount $109,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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