World Englishes

Author: Jennifer Jenkins
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415258067
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Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students. Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings - all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible 'two-way' structure is built around four sections - introduction, development, exploration and extension - which offer self-contained stages for study. Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained. World Englishes: *is a comprehensive introduction to the subject *covers the major historical and sociopolitical developments in world Englishes, from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I to the present day *explores the current debates in world Englishes, from English in postcolonial America and Africa and Asian Englishes in the Outer Circle, to Creole development in the UK and US, and the best way to teach and test World Englishes *draws on a range of real texts, data and examples, including articles from the New York Times and The Economist, emails and transcripts of speech *provides classic readings by the key names in the discipline including Achebe, Alobwede d'Epie, Ammon, Graddol, Li, Milroy, Modiano, Ngugi, Pennycook and Widdowson. The accompanying website can be found at http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415258065

The Handbook of World Englishes

Author: Braj Kachru
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405188316
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The Handbook of World Englishes is a collection of newly commissioned articles focusing on selected critical dimensions and case studies of the theoretical, ideological, applied and pedagogical issues related to English as it is spoken around the world. Represents the cross-cultural and international contextualization of the English language Articulates the visions of scholars from major varieties of world Englishes – African, Asian, European, and North and South American Discusses topics including the sociolinguistic contexts of varieties of English in the inner, outer, and expanding circles of its users; the ranges of functional domains in which these varieties are used; the place of English in language policies and language planning; and debates about English as a cause of language death, murder and suicide.

The Oxford Handbook of World Englishes

Author: Markku Filppula
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199777713
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"This bookfocuses on some features shared by 'Old' and 'New' varieties of English. 'Old' refers here to varieties of English spoken in Britain only, i.e. English English (EngE) and/or British English (BrE). They represent the longest-established varieties of English and are part of the hardcore of the L1 or the 'Inner Circle' of Englishes. 'New' varieties, in this context, are ones that have arisen in colonial or postcolonial contexts (the 'Outer Circle') and also comprise historically L2 varieties, such as Irish English, that have evolved as a result of language shift. This chapter examines three syntactic features that show similar developments in both New and Old varieties: the use of some modal auxiliaries, especially WILL/SHALL, some 'extended' uses of the progressive, and finally, combinations of these two, especially WILL/SHALL + be V-ing. All three display convergent developments that suggest a leading role for the New Englishes rather than the Old varieties"--

Exploring World Englishes

Author: Philip Seargeant
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415572096
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Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics is a series of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, primarily designed for those beginning postgraduate studies, or taking an introductory MA course as well as advanced undergraduates. Titles in the series are also ideal for language professionals returning to academic study. The books take an innovative 'practice to theory' approach, with a 'back-to-front' structure. This leads the reader from real-world problems and issues, through a discussion of intervention and how to engage with these concerns, before finally relating these practical issues to theoretical foundations. Additional features include tasks with commentaries, a glossary of key terms, and an annotated further reading section. In this book Philip Seargeant surveys varieties of English existing within the world today, and the debates and controversies surrounding its present forms, functions and status in diverse world contexts. It examines how English has evolved to become a 'global language' and looks at the political and cultural history that has influenced this evolution. Beginning with a discussion of real-life challenges relating to world Englishes that are faced by language professionals – particularly in the contexts of language education and language planning – the book explores and illustrates the ways in which the actual use and management of English, as well as the beliefs and ideologies associated with it, play an increasingly important role in contemporary globalized society.

The Routledge Handbook of World Englishes

Author: Andy Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136954562
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The Routledge Handbook of World Englishes constitutes a comprehensive introduction to the study of World Englishes drawing on the expertise of leading authors within the field. The Handbook is structured in nine sections covering historical perspectives, core issues and topics and new debates which together provide a thorough overview of the field taking into account the new directions in which the discipline is heading. Among the key themes covered are the development of English as a lingua franca among speakers for whom English is a common but not first language, the parallel development of English as a medium of instruction in educational institutions throughout the world and the role of English as the international language of scholarship and scholarly publishing, as well as the development of ‘computer-mediated’ Englishes, including ‘cyberprose’. The Handbook also includes a substantial introduction and conclusion from the editor. The Routledge Handbook of World Englishes is the ideal resource for postgraduate students of applied linguistics as well as those in related degrees such as applied English language and TESOL/TEFL.

World Englishes problems Properties and Prospects

Author: International Association for World Englishes. International Conference
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027249008
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World Englishes

Author: Gunnel Melchers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1444135384
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World Englishes, Second Edition provides you with an engaging overview of the global variations in vocabulary, grammar, phonology and pragmatics of English as it is used worldwide. It introduces you to the principles of linguistics variation and provides coverage on the roots of English (including Scots), the spread of English, variation of English as a second language, and trends for the future. Thoroughly updated in line with recent research, World Englishes Second Edition also includes: additional material on small native communities, the anglicization of EU agencies and the effects of media exposure full discussion throughout of internet-mediated communication, such as the language used on Facebook and in chat-roooms descriptions of twenty-first century developing varieties such as China English chapters that begin with a 'focus' question and end with a 'discussion' question to encourage you to reflect on what you are learning, chapter by chapter a revised glossary of technical terms that allows you to revise meanings quickly and easily 20 audio examples of speakers of native and non-native English from all five continents, available for you to download from http://www.routledge.com/cw/melchers/ Offering a thorough and detailed descriptive account of all the main varieties of English across the globe, World Englishes, Second Edition provides a balanced discussion of political issues and the socio-linguistics background to the varieties of English spoken and written, face-to-face, on paper and online, in the twenty-first century. Gunnel Melchers is Professor Emerita, Department of English, Stockholm University. Philip Shaw is Professor, Department of English, Stockholm University.

World Englishes

Author: Ee Ling Low
Publisher: Routledge Studies in World Englishes
ISBN: 9781138673076
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In this book, leading scholars in the field of World Englishes (WE) offer fresh perspectives in re-thinking issues on the use of English as a global language in an interconnected world. Established as a legitimate field of study, WE offers a conceptual framework which has influenced scholarship in many related disciplines: Contact Linguistics, Post-Colonial Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca, English as an International Language, Applied Linguistics, and Critical Applied Linguistics. This seminal volume will have an excellent balance between theoretical and empirical works focusing on scholarship that has arisen in relation to the Kachruvian three-concentric-circle model. This book covers topics such as state-of-the-art review of WE, WE and variation linguistics, WE and contact linguistics, post-colonial Englishes, English as a lingua franca, English as an international language, WE and applied linguistics, language measurement and testing in WE, language policy and management, language education and dynamic ecologies, language typology, WE as a new canon, WE and corpus linguistics, WE and multimodalities, and makes predictions about the future of WE. It will contain a comprehensive and up-to-date bibliography of works published in the field.

World Englishes in Asian Contexts

Author: Yamuna Kachru
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9622097553
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This is the first English-language book to focus on the electric rice cooker and the impact it has had on the lives of Asian people. This account of the rice cooker's globalization aims to move away from Japan-centric perspectives on how "Made in Japan" products made it big in the global marketplace, instead choosing to emphasize the collaborative approach adopted by one Japanese manufacturing giant and a Hong Kong entrepreneur. The book also highlights the role Hong Kong, as a free port, played in the rice cooker's globalization and describes how the city facilitated the transnational flow of Japanese appliances to Southeast Asia, China, and North America. Based on over 40 interviews conducted with key figures at both National/Panasonic and Shun Hing Group, it provides a fascinating insight into the process by which the National rice cooker was first localized and then globalized. Interspersed throughout are personal accounts by individuals in Japan and Hong Kong for whom owning a rice cooker meant far more than just a convenient way of cooking rice. The book includes over 60 images, among them advertisements dating back to the 1950s that illustrate how Japanese appliances contributed to the advent of a modern lifestyle in Hong Kong. This account of the rice cooker's odyssey from Japan to Hong Kong and beyond is intended for a general audience as well as for readers with an interest in the empirical study of globalization, intercultural communication, Hong Kong social history, and Japanese business in Asia.