World Englishes

A Resource Book for Students

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jennifer Jenkins

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415258067

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

View: 7768

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

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Braj Kachru,Yamuna Kachru,Cecil Nelson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405188316

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 832

View: 8145

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.

World Englishes

Critical Concepts in Linguistics

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Kingsley Bolton,Braj B. Kachru

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415315098

Category: English language

Page: 336

View: 4974

The Oxford Handbook of World Englishes

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Markku Filppula,Juhani Klemola,Devyani Sharma

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199777713

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 792

View: 526

"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"--

World Englishes

Rethinking Paradigms

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Ee Ling Low,Anne Pakir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317203496

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 2599

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, postcolonial Englishes, English as a lingua franca, English as an international language, and 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 Circles model. This book covers topics such as state-of-the-art review of WE, 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 contains a comprehensive and up-to-date bibliography of major works published in the field.

The Routledge Handbook of World Englishes

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Andy Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136954562

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 750

View: 9464

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.

Exploring World Englishes

Language in a Global Context

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Philip Seargeant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415572096

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

View: 9445

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.

Contending with Globalization in World Englishes

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Dr. Mukul Saxena,Dr. Tope Omoniyi

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847693976

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 4392

This book engages with English in globalization, re-examining and re-interpreting the contemporary contexts of its acquisition and use. The chapters contained in this book weave together four inter-related themes that define the role of English in the global context: the ‘centrality of structure’, ‘relationships of interdependence’, ‘social constructions of difference’ and ‘reproduction of inequality’. These themes enable the authors to draw attention to the dynamics of the contemporary realities of the ‘English-speaking’ and ‘English-using’ nations, especially as they compete for cultural, social, economic and symbolic capital in global networks. In engaging World Englishes with the sociolinguistics of globalization, the authors raise some fundamental questions about the status, structure, and functions of World Englishes.

World Englishes: A Critical Analysis

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Mario Saraceni

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1623564522

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 6235

Winner of the BAAL Book Prize 2016 The field of "World Englishes" takes on ever more importance in the modern era. Mario Saraceni's World Englishes: A Critical Analysis looks at the developments in the field from a critical perspective. It examines the historical, linguistic, ideological and pedagogical aspects in the study of the ever-evolving forms, roles and statuses of English around the world. The principal aim is to offer a critical overview of the field in order both to inform readers about the main issues at stake and to challenge established positions and descriptive/analytical paradigms. The book has four sections, each of which reviews established accounts and offers alternative perspectives on those. "History” considers representations of the evolution of 'old English' and 'new Englishes' and begins to unveil the strong link between conventional accounts and ideological motivations. "Language” critically examines the traditional notion of 'difference' in the description of varieties of English, and discusses more recent orientations which aim to describe English as a lingua franca and the phenomenon of language hybridity. "Ideology” examines ideological debates around the presence and status of English in the world, such as linguistic imperialism, language ownership and language ecology. The final section, "Pedagogy” discusses pedagogical implications, such as the choice of appropriate 'models' of English and considers the possibility of teaching English as a fully de-anglicised language.

World Englishes

New theoretical and methodological considerations

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Elena Seoane,Cristina Suárez-Gómez

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027267065

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

View: 6730

This book provides a collection of articles that reflect the current state of affairs in the blossoming field of World Englishes by bringing together several innovative synchronic and diachronic approaches. It contributes to the ongoing theoretical discussion concerning the criteria that make a low-frequency item represent an incipient change and examines the suitability of the sociolinguistics of globalisation theory for the study of non-traditional avenues for the spread of vernacular varieties of English (recent migrations, the entertainment industry, the web). It explores crucial aspects of language change and dialect evolution through the study of grammatical phenomena and the particular linguistic and socio-historical factors conditioning them. Together with theoretical questions, the volume shows a concern for methodological issues, such as sociolinguistic interviews, map-task experiments, metalinguistic comments, acceptability judgments and corpus-based methods. This volume represents the latest trends in the field and will undoubtedly set the agenda for the years ahead.

World Englishes in Asian Contexts

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Yamuna Kachru,Cecil L. Nelson

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622097553

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 436

View: 9384

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.

World Englishes

A Cognitive Sociolinguistic Approach

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Hans-Georg Wolf,Frank Polzenhagen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311019922X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

View: 1323

The book is the first of its kind to establish Cognitive Linguistics as a research paradigm within the field of world Englishes. The authors survey the main tenets of both areas of linguistic enquiry and suggest that the theoretical and methodological apparatus developed both within Cognitive Linguistics generally and within its novel sub-discipline Cognitive Sociolinguistics can overcome certain limitations inherent in traditional approaches to cultural variation in language. They present a case study of the linguistic realization of the cultural model of community in African English as an exemplar for the investigation of cultural models in other varieties of English. Corpus-linguistic methods are combined with conceptual metaphor analysis and blending theory to elucidate a vast network of conceptualizations salient to speakers of African English. The findings, based on computer corpora and a range of additional sources, are discussed against the background of work in anthropology, religious studies, and political science. The book also reflects on the role of English in intercultural communication and concludes with a comparison of Cognitive Linguistics and pragmatic functionalism, placing the former in the wider framework of a hermeneutic philosophy that stresses dialogic understanding.

World Englishes Paperback with Audio CD

Implications for International Communication and English Language Teaching

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Andy Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521616874

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 257

View: 4885

This book (with accompanying CD) describes selected varieties of World Englishes within the framework of ELT and validates the role of multilingual and multicultural ELT teachers.

World Englishes

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Gunnel Melchers,Philip Shaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444135384

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 6592

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.

Cultures, Contexts, and World Englishes

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Yamuna Kachru,Larry E. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135704635

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 8132

This volume aims to familiarize readers with the varieties of world Englishes used across cultures and to create awareness of some of the linguistic and socially relevant contexts and functions that have given rise to them. It emphasizes that effective communication among users of different Englishes requires awareness of the varieties in use and their cultural, social, and ideational functions. Cultures, Contexts and World Englishes: demonstrates the rich results of integrating theory, methodology and application features critical and detailed discussion of the sociolinguistics of English in the globalized world gives equal emphasis to grammar and pragmatics of variation and to uses of Englishes in spoken and written modes in major English-using regions of the world. Each chapter includes suggestions for further reading and challenging discussion questions and appropriate research projects designed to enhance the usefulness of this volume in courses such as world Englishes, English in the Global Context, Sociolinguistics, Critical Applied Linguistics, Language Contact and Convergence, Ethnography of Communication, and Crosscultural Communication.

World Englishes Volumes I-III Set

Volume I: The British Isles Volume II: North America Volume III: Central America

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Tometro Hopkins,Kendall Decker,John McKenny

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826478484

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 952

View: 6276

A comprehensive survey of English as it is spoken throughout the world.

World Englishes--problems, Properties and Prospects

Selected Papers from the 13th IAWE Conference

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: International Association for World Englishes. International Conference

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027249008

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 436

View: 1892

Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 10 sider ad gangen og max. 40 sider pr. session

Intelligibility in World Englishes

Theory and Application

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Cecil L. Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136837280

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 2642

Intelligibility is the term most generally used to address the complex of criteria that describe, broadly, how useful someone’s English is when talking or writing to someone else. Set within the paradigm of world Englishes – which posits that the Englishes of the world may be seen as flexibly categorized into three Circles (Inner, Outer, Expanding) in terms of their historical developments – this text provides a comprehensive overview of the definitions and scopes of intelligibility, comprehensibility and interpretability, and addresses key topics within this paradigm: Who – if anyone – provides the models and norms for a given population of English users? Hybridity and creativity in world Englishes Evaluating paradigms: misinformation and disinformation Practicalities of dealing with the widening variety of Englishes Is English "falling apart"? The much-debated issue of intelligibility touches not only sociolinguistic theory but all aspects of English language teaching, second language acquisition, language curriculum planning, and regional or national language planning. Designed for students, teacher educators, and scholars internationally, each chapter includes ‘Topics for Discussion and Assignments’ and ‘Suggestions for Further Reading’.

Corpus Linguistics and World Englishes

An Analysis of Xhosa English

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Vivian de Klerk

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441186557

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 767

Monograph examining English as it is spoken by the Xhosa people in South Africa

Introducing Global Englishes

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Nicola Galloway,Heath Rose

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317560698

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

View: 693

Introducing Global Englishes provides comprehensive coverage of relevant research in the fields of World Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca, and English as an International Language. The book introduces students to the current sociolinguistic uses of the English language, using a range of engaging and accessible examples from newspapers (Observer, Independent, Wall Street Journal), advertisements, and television shows. The book: Explains key concepts connected to the historical and contemporary spread of English. Explores the social, economic, educational, and political implications of English’s rise as a world language. Includes comprehensive classroom-based activities, case studies, research tasks, assessment prompts, and extensive online resources. Introducing Global Englishes is essential reading for students coming to this subject for the first time.