English in Bangladesh: A Post-Colonial Sociolinguistic Observation

  • Abdul Awal Independent Scholar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Keywords: Prospero Complex, Caliban Complex, Grassroots Theory, Exploitation Theory, Linguistic Imperialism, Linguicism, Linguistic Chauvinism, Linguistic Human Rights, Para-Diglossia


This paper outlines the principal reason of the highest emergence of English language in Bangladesh with many recent sociolinguistic views critically. It also endeavors to draw the impact of English as international language on native language and culture. Some findings and proposal are illustrated based on the global history and politics of language. The relation between language and socio-cultural existence has got priority in this observation. Hopefully the paper will help people think English in a different look in socio-cultural and political life in post-colonial countries. This paper would be conducive to make future language policy of post-colonial countries. How language determines cultural and linguistic hegemony is notified vividly. Some suggestions for English language teachers in post-colonial countries including Bangladesh based on the recent sociolinguistics views on linguistics imperialism are proposed.

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Awal, A. (2019). English in Bangladesh: A Post-Colonial Sociolinguistic Observation. Shanlax International Journal of English, 8(1), 27-33. https://doi.org/10.34293/english.v8i1.655