India’s ‘untouchables’ to build temple to ‘Goddess of the English language’ – Telegraph

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This article is interesting not only for the light it sheds on the status of English in India as a result of Britain’s colonial legacy for ENGB3 Language Change, but also as material for reflecting on the relationship between language and power (ENGB1) and how a language that may be seen both as a means of oppression and empowerment.

This was reflected on in another Telegraph article (http://bit.ly/bBK0A2), which seems to be an interesting example of a type of instinctive prescriptivism that acknowledges that change is inevitable and acceptable – so long as it doesn’t involve letting go of the kind of linguistic distinctions that allow you to feel superior to others.

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