The Handbook of World Englishes

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Braj Kachru, Yamuna Kachru, Cecil Nelson
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 17, 2009 - 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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Contents

The Beginnings
19
First Diaspora
30
English in Scotland
41
Second Diaspora
58
English in Australia and New Zealand
74
Third Diaspora
90
East Asian Englishes
114
South American Englishes
145
World Englishes and Issues of Intelligibility
428
World Englishes and Culture Wars
446
Seventeenth and EighteenthCentury
475
The United States
496
World Englishes and Descriptive Grammars
509
The Challenge from
529
Cultural Studies and Discursive Constructions
545
World Englishes and Gender Identities
567

South African Englishes
158
West African Englishes
172
East African Englishes
188
Caribbean Englishes
203
EuroEnglishes
223
Fourth Diaspora
240
Contact Linguistics and World Englishes
273
Varieties of World Englishes
289
Pidgins and Creoles
313
African American English
328
Written Language Standard Language Global Language
349
Speaking and Writing in World Englishes
366
Genres and Styles in World Englishes
386
Literary Creativity in World Englishes
405
World Englishes in the Media
583
World Englishes in Global Advertising
601
World Englishes and Global Commerce
620
English in Language Policy and Planning
645
Teaching World Englishes
661
Models Methods and Curriculum for ELT Preparation
680
World Englishes and Lexicography
694
World Englishes and Test Construction
709
World Englishes and Communicative Competence
718
World Englishes and Corpora Studies
733
A Research Guide
751
Subject Index
779
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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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