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Westernised education in India: Macaulay's Minute



Global English + appunti sul Minute
Macaulay wants to make everyone to be sure that what he’s saying is perfect.
English is not composed by short sentences, it depends by topics.
Main characters: Language(s), education, improvement, economy, money, payment, learned native, British Government + India only in comparison.
What’s beyond this text?
Indian is not equal, the UK is better, they are constructing a balance, UK always wins.

CDA tools – choices
Overlexicalization
Word connotation
Suppression and lexical absence
Structural opposition
Genre/lexical choices
Images/colour/foreground – background

FILM: English has the power to connect people from all over the world. We don’t know what’s the attitude of the author

LINK AL MINUTE
Herd: mandria. He wants to criticize that those people were bad people, he is Indian. It’s a choice.

VIDEO: Macaulay's Minute: A Crucial Document, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pvY4sdHWRU



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