The Handbook of World Englishes

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Braj Kachru, Yamuna Kachru, Cecil Nelson
Wiley, Dec 8, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 832 pages
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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.

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Braj B. Kachru is Centre for Advanced Study Emeritus Professor of Linguistics and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is co-founder and co-editor of the journal World Englishes, published by Wiley-Blackwell.

Yamuna Kachru is Professor Emerita in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has authored and edited over a dozen books and monographs and published over a hundred papers and reviews on South Asian languages, cross-cultural discourse, and communicative styles in world Englishes.

Cecil L. Nelson is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at Indiana State University, Terre Haute. He is the review editor of the journal World Englishes and co-authored, with Yamuna Kachru, World Englishes in Asian Contexts (2006).

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