English Around the World

English Around the World

A lively and accessible introduction to world Englishes, setting a range of global varieties in their historical and social contexts.

Author: Edgar W. Schneider

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521888462

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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A lively and accessible introduction to world Englishes, setting a range of global varieties in their historical and social contexts.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

English Around the World

English Around the World

This volume contributes both to our understanding of the English language worldwide and to a more general understanding of language as it is used in its social context.

Author: Jenny Cheshire

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521395658

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 684

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The social development of English as a world language emerges from a comprehensive account of our current knowledge of it as well as the gaps in understanding which future research can remedy.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Englishes Around the World Caribbean Africa Asia Australasia

Englishes Around the World  Caribbean  Africa  Asia  Australasia

The two volumes of Englishes around the World present high-quality original research papers written in honour of Manfred Görlach, founder and editor of the journal English World-Wide and the book series Varieties of English Around the ...

Author: Manfred Görlach

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027248770

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 365

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The two volumes of Englishes around the World present high-quality original research papers written in honour of Manfred Görlach, founder and editor of the journal English World-Wide and the book series Varieties of English Around the World. The papers thematically focus on the field that Manfred Görlach has helped to build and shape. Volume 2 of Englishes Around the World presents studies of so-called “New Englishes”, post-colonial varieties as spoken predominantly in countries of the former British Empire. There are five contributions on the Caribbean (covering Jamaica, Guyana, and Trinidad), five articles on Africa (South Africa, East Africa, and Nigeria), six studies of English in Asian countries (Japan, the Philippines, India, Singapore, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea), and six papers on Australia and New Zealand. Topics covered range from sociohistorical causes and processes, the nativization of English in different countries, or the expression of individual identities by means of the English language through structural descriptions to sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, lexicographic, pragmatic, stylistic, and other matters. The articles in the respective sections are written by D.R. Craig, L.M. Haynes, P.L. Patrick, K. Shields-Brodber, and L. Winer; A Banjo, V. de Klerk, R. Mesthrie, J. Schmied, and P. Silva; R.W. Bailey, R. Begum and T. Kandiah, A. Gonzalez, R.R. Mehrotra, P. Mühlhäusler, and M. Newbrook; L. Bauer, S. Butler, M. Clyne, P. Peters and A. Delbridge, G. Tulloch, and G.W. Turner.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

International English

International English

This sixth edition has been thoroughly updated to include the following: new sections on the Death of RP, Estuary English, Multicultural London English, the Dublin accent and Fijian English; updated material on RP phonology, New Zealand ...

Author: Peter Trudgill

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351756570

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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From Singapore to Scotland, Canada to the Channel Islands, Namibia to New Zealand and beyond, International English takes you on a fascinating journey through the varieties of English spoken around the world. Comparisons across the varieties provide a comprehensive guide to differences in phonetics, phonology, grammar and vocabulary, making this a useful resource for teachers of English as a foreign language and linguistics students alike. This sixth edition has been thoroughly updated to include the following: new sections on the Death of RP, Estuary English, Multicultural London English, the Dublin accent and Fijian English; updated material on RP phonology, New Zealand English phonology, Australian English lexis, North American English lexis and the Northern Cities Chain Shift; revised and updated references and bibliography. This textbook comes with free-to-download MP3 files at www.routledge.com/9781138233690, which demonstrate the different varieties featured in the book – ideal for use in class, at home or on the move. International English remains a key and indispensable resource for teachers and students, and is essential reading for anyone studying varieties of English in a global context.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Englishes around the World

Englishes around the World

The two volumes of Englishes around the World present high-quality original research papers written in honour of Manfred Görlach, founder and editor of the journal English World-Wide and the book series Varieties of English Around the ...

Author: Edgar W. Schneider

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027275776

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 329

View: 344

The two volumes of Englishes around the World present high-quality original research papers written in honour of Manfred Görlach, founder and editor of the journal English World-Wide and the book series Varieties of English Around the World. The papers thematically focus on the field that Manfred Görlach has helped to build and shape. Volume 1 contains articles on general topics and studies of what might be termed “Old” Englishes, varieties of English that have been rooted in their respective regions for a long time and have been traditional focal points of scholarly study. The first section contains eight general and comparative papers (dealing with terminological matters or definitions of core concepts, historical issues, structural comparisons across a wide range of varieties); the second one has nine papers on dialects of English as used in the British Isles (covering England, Scotland, Ulster and Ireland); and finally, there are four contributions on North American varieties of English (including Southern English, African American Vernacular English, Newfoundland Vernacular English, and American English in a historical perspective). The thematic scope comprises the levels of lexis, phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, and orthography, as well as sociohistorical issues, the question of the evolution and transmission of dialects, various sources of evidence including literary dialect.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Postcolonial English

Postcolonial English

Of key interest to sociolinguists, dialectologists, historical linguists and syntacticians alike, this book provides a fascinating new picture of the growth and evolution of English around the globe.

Author: Edgar W. Schneider

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139463669

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

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The global spread of English has resulted in the emergence of a diverse range of postcolonial varieties around the world. Postcolonial English provides a clear and original account of the evolution of these varieties, exploring the historical, social and ecological factors that have shaped all levels of their structure. It argues that while these Englishes have developed new and unique properties which differ greatly from one location to another, their spread and diversification can in fact be explained by a single underlying process, which builds upon the constant relationships and communication needs of the colonizers, the colonized, and other parties. Outlining the stages and characteristics of this process, it applies them in detail to English in sixteen different countries across all continents as well as, in a separate chapter, to a history of American English. Of key interest to sociolinguists, dialectologists, historical linguists and syntacticians alike, this book provides a fascinating new picture of the growth and evolution of English around the globe.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Englishes Around the World General studies British Isles North America

Englishes Around the World  General studies  British Isles  North America

The two volumes of Englishes around the World present high-quality original research papers written in honour of Manfred Görlach, founder and editor of the journal English World-Wide and the book series Varieties of English Around the ...

Author: Edgar Werner Schneider

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027248763

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 335

View: 385

The two volumes of Englishes around the World present high-quality original research papers written in honour of Manfred Görlach, founder and editor of the journal English World-Wide and the book series Varieties of English Around the World. The papers thematically focus on the field that Manfred Görlach has helped to build and shape. Volume 1 contains articles on general topics and studies of what might be termed “Old” Englishes, varieties of English that have been rooted in their respective regions for a long time and have been traditional focal points of scholarly study. The first section contains eight general and comparative papers (dealing with terminological matters or definitions of core concepts, historical issues, structural comparisons across a wide range of varieties); the second one has nine papers on dialects of English as used in the British Isles (covering England, Scotland, Ulster and Ireland); and finally, there are four contributions on North American varieties of English (including Southern English, African American Vernacular English, Newfoundland Vernacular English, and American English in a historical perspective). The thematic scope comprises the levels of lexis, phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, and orthography, as well as sociohistorical issues, the question of the evolution and transmission of dialects, various sources of evidence including literary dialect.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Politics of English as a World Language

The Politics of English as a World Language

Each section maintains a careful balance between linguistics and literature, and external and indigenous perspectives on issues. The book is the most balanced, complete and up-to-date treatment of the topic to date.

Author: Christian Mair

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042008768

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 497

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The complex politics of English as a world language provides the backdrop both for linguistic studies of varieties of English around the world and for postcolonial literary criticism. The present volume offers contributions from linguists and literary scholars that explore this common ground in a spirit of open interdisciplinary dialogue.Leading authorities assess the state of the art to suggest directions for further research, with substantial case studies ranging over a wide variety of topics - from the legitimacy of language norms of lingua franca communication to the recognition of newer post-colonial varieties of English in the online OED.Four regional sections treat the Caribbean (including the diaspora), Africa, the Indian subcontinent, and Australasia and the Pacific Rim.Each section maintains a careful balance between linguistics and literature, and external and indigenous perspectives on issues. The book is the most balanced, complete and up-to-date treatment of the topic to date.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Standards of English

Standards of English

The first book-length exploration of 'standard Englishes' with contributions by the leading experts on each major variety of English discussed.

Author: Raymond Hickey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521763899

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 421

View: 480

The first book-length exploration of 'standard Englishes' with contributions by the leading experts on each major variety of English discussed.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Around the World in 80 Words

Around the World in 80 Words

Surprising, entertaining, and illuminating, this is essential reading for armchair travelers and word nerds. Our dictionaries are full of hidden histories, tales, and adventures from all over the world—if you know where to look.

Author: Paul Anthony Jones

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226682792

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 436

What makes a place so memorable that it survives forever in a word? In this captivating round-the-world tour, Paul Anthony Jones acts as your guide through the intriguing stories of how eighty places became immortalized in the English language. You’ll discover why the origins of turkeys, limericks, Brazil nuts, and Panama hats aren’t quite as straightforward as you might presume. If you’ve never heard of the tiny Czech mining town of Jáchymov—or Joachimsthal, as it was known until the late 1800s—you’re not alone, which makes its claim to fame as the origin of the word “dollar” all the more extraordinary. The story of how the Great Dane isn’t all that Danish makes the list, as does the Jordanian mountain whose name has become a byword for a tantalizing glimpse. We’ll also find out what the Philippines has given to your office inbox, what Alaska has given to your liquor cabinet, and how a speech given by a bumbling North Carolinian gave us a word for impenetrable nonsense. Surprising, entertaining, and illuminating, this is essential reading for armchair travelers and word nerds. Our dictionaries are full of hidden histories, tales, and adventures from all over the world—if you know where to look.
Categories: History

Do s and Taboos of Using English Around The World

Do s and Taboos of Using English Around The World

This book is aimed at anyone trying to be understood while speaking English with non-native speakers at home or abroad. Axtel also makes important distinctions between English speakers from different countries.

Author: Roger E. Axtell

Publisher: Castle Books

ISBN: 0785825282

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 884

Axtel is a former VP of Worldwide Marketing for the Parker Pen company who has spent 30 years living and traveling abroad. This book is aimed at anyone trying to be understood while speaking English with non-native speakers at home or abroad. Axtel also makes important distinctions between English speakers from different countries. The book features both amusing anecdotes and helpful advice.
Categories: Reference

English Around the World

English Around the World

Author: Ronald Wardhaugh

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:365024408

Category: Education, Bilingual

Page: 80

View: 772

Categories: Education, Bilingual

English Around the World

English Around the World

Author: Edwin Johnston Howard

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:14561947

Category: English language

Page: 113

View: 829

Categories: English language

The Routledge Handbook of Sociolinguistics Around the World

The Routledge Handbook of Sociolinguistics Around the World

Bernard, J. (1969) 'On the uniformity of spoken Australian English', Orbis, 18, 62–
73. Bradley, D. (1991) '/æ/ and /a:/ in Australian English',inJ.Cheshire (ed.)
English around the World: Sociolinguistic Perspectives, Cambridge: Cambridge ...

Author: Martin J Ball

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135261047

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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Drawing on examples from a wide range of languages and social setting, The Routledge Handbook of Sociolinguistics Around the World is the first single-volume collection surveying current and recent research trends in international sociolinguistics. With over 30 chapters written by leading authorities in the region concerned, all continents and their respective regions are covered. The book will serve as an important tool to help widen the perspective on sociolinguistics to readers of English. Divided into sections covering: The Americas, Asia, Australasia, Africa and the Middle East, and Europe, the book provides readers with a solid, up-to-date appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of the field of sociolinguistics in each area. It clearly explains the patterns and systematicity that underlie language variation in use, as well as the ways in which alternations between different language varieties mark personal style, social power and national identity. The Routledge Handbook of Sociolinguistics around the World is the ideal resource for all students on undergraduate sociolinguistics courses and researchers involved in the study of language, society and power. English Language and Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

English Today

English Today

Author: Gerhard Leitner

Publisher:

ISBN: 3150198496

Category: English language

Page: 280

View: 406

Categories: English language

The Amazing World of Englishes

The Amazing World of Englishes

This textbook invites you on a trip around the globe, uncovering layerby layer the complex, yet intriguing facets of English spoken world-wide.

Author: Peter Siemund

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110266467

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 289

View: 809

This textbook invites you on a trip around the globe, uncovering layer by layer the complex, yet intriguing facets of English spoken world-wide. The busy streets of London, the scorched vistas of Australia, the colourful and noisy landscapes of New Delhi – English can be heard everywhere. But what are the specific features of these Englishes? What cultural and sociolinguistic realities underlie their use? This textbook brings this exciting and ever-changing world of Englishes right to your door!
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

World Englishes problems Properties and Prospects

World Englishes  problems  Properties and Prospects

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Author: International Association for World Englishes. International Conference

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027249005

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 436

View: 876

Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 10 sider ad gangen og max. 40 sider pr. session
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Still More Englishes

Still More Englishes

The volume concludes with an annotated bibliography of the most important publications devoted to varieties of English around the world.

Author: Manfred Görlach

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027248879

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 338

This monograph comprises eight papers, most of which originated as presentations given at international conferences or guest lectures. These papers deal with the problematic nature of English as a global language, and discuss what makes texts authentic and reliable for linguistic analysis, Scots in Ulster and in Scotland, forms and functions of English in Southeast Asia, the spread of rhyming slang, and varieties of ELT. The volume concludes with an annotated bibliography of the most important publications devoted to varieties of English around the world.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching English Around the World

Teaching English Around the World

In Teaching English Around the World: Creation Lessons for Short-term Mission Trips, author Cheryl B. Parker demonstrates how to combine teaching God's Word with teaching English.

Author: Cheryl B. Parker

Publisher: Bookmark Publishing (NY)

ISBN: 1495618854

Category: Religion

Page: 94

View: 922

Serving God by teaching His Word in foreign lands is an exciting opportunity. It can also be extremely challenging, especially when there is a language barrier and the mission is short-term. In Teaching English Around the World: Creation Lessons for Short-term Mission Trips, author Cheryl B. Parker demonstrates how to combine teaching God's Word with teaching English. She provides short-term mission teams with tools to teach English vocabulary and dialogue to students of all ages, while also teaching the Genesis account of creation in a fun, action-packed way. Each lesson is focused on a day of creation, and the dialogues relate to what God did on that day. There are memory verses related to each day, song suggestions, and creative activities that reinforce the lesson and help the team interact with the students in a meaningful way. Teaching English Around the World will help any short-term mission team teach English and present God's love and salvation in an effective way.
Categories: Religion