Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow

Volume 12 : 9 September 2012
ISSN 1930-2940

Managing Editor: M. S. Thirumalai, Ph.D.
Editors: B. Mallikarjun, Ph.D.
         Sam Mohanlal, Ph.D.
         B. A. Sharada, Ph.D.
         A. R. Fatihi, Ph.D.
         Lakhan Gusain, Ph.D.
         Jennifer Marie Bayer, Ph.D.
         S. M. Ravichandran, Ph.D.
         G. Baskaran, Ph.D.
         L. Ramamoorthy, Ph.D.
Assistant Managing Editor: Swarna Thirumalai, M.A.


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Folktales, Translation and Glocalisation

Daisy, Ph.D.

Meanings of Globalisation – Not Confined to Just Trade

The language which has become synonym of all progress today and stands like a window to the world is none other than English. Needless to say that it has become the language of news, business, information, opportunity, employment, science, entertainment, radio, diplomacy and communications in most of the countries. In short, it has become the global language.

Now, Globalization has different meanings and connotations in different parts of the world. It’s a multidimensional phenomenon which involves different domains of activities such as economic, political, cultural, social and linguistic. A global consciousness has also started emerging with globalization. Not confined to just trade, it now describes the growing interdependence, integration and interaction among people and countries. And as the world of shared interests needs a bridge in the form of a language, English has appeared to play that role becoming the de facto language of the choice of international communication. Years back, interaction and communication between countries increased with the discoveries in transport, industries and scientific inventions. Gradually, with the said discoveries, today people are becoming global citizens by having good command on English language. Even the Universities are changing their syllabuses to suit market conditions rather than having literary English courses for fear of being marginalized. Some linguists believe that it is no longer the exclusive cultural property of ‘native English speakers’, but is rather a language that is absorbing aspects of cultures worldwide as it continues to grow.

Translation from Regional Languages into English

As a result of the growth of this language, much literature has been translated from English into other languages of the world, but a vast body of works in regional languages still awaits for English translations, to get recognition beyond their small regions, because English has emerged as the one and only language which is being used as the common medium of expression irrespective of the countries.

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Daisy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
BPS Memorial Girls’ College
BPS Women University
Khanpur Kalan (Sonipat) – 131305
Haryana, India

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