World Englishes in Asian Contexts

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Hong Kong University Press, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 412 pages
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A comprehensive treatment of the spread, acculturation, functions, and evolution of English in Asia, this book discusses the issues resulting from the introduction of English in culturally different contexts and the two-way interaction of English and local languages in Asia. It is useful for those interested in English studies and world Englishes.

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Yamuna Kachru is professor emerita of linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She specializes in theoretical and applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, South Asian linguistics, and world Englishes.

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