How ‘foreign’ are foreign languages? A critical look at India’s current foreign language policy through the prism of multilingualism

Jain, Shruti (2019) How ‘foreign’ are foreign languages? A critical look at India’s current foreign language policy through the prism of multilingualism. Language in India, 19 (9). pp. 37-47. ISSN 1930-2940

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Abstract

Some fleeting moments: The Rabindranath Tagore-Straße in Berlin, the Max Mueller Marg in Delhi – Basmati Rice and Mango Lassi in German supermarkets, Kinder joy eggs and Ritter Sport in Indian departmental stores – Indian restaurants in almost every German city, the Black Forest pastry in every Indian bakery – German cars on Indian roads, Indian craftwork in German malls – German companies in India, Indian students, doctors and IT specialists in Germany, Shah Rukh Khan in Germany, Walter Kaufmann in the All India Radio – Indology in Germany, German studies in India – these and many more are only a few glimpses of spatial interlinkages between an Indian and a so called “foreign” culture today.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: German as a foreign language in India | Globalization | multilingualism | foreignness | attitude | language education policy
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Arts and Humanities > Language and Linguistics
JGU School/Centre: Global Languages Centre
Depositing User: Gena Veineithem
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2022 05:10
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2022 17:55
Official URL: http://www.languageinindia.com/sep2019/index.html
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/2024

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