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Author: Jennifer Jenkins
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
Series: Routledge English language introductions series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Jenkins
ISBN: 9780415466110 9780415466127 0415466113 0415466121
OCLC Number: 256765505
Description: xvi, 256 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: A. Introduction: key topics in world Englishes. The historical, social and political context --
The origins of pidgin and creole languages --
Who speaks English today? --
Variation across outer circle Englishes --
Standard language ideology in the inner circle --
The spread of English as an international lingua franca --
The roles of English in Asia and Europe --
The future of world Englishes --
B. Development: implications and issues. The legacy of colonialism --
Characteristics of pidgins and creoles --
The English today debate --
The legitimate and illegitimate offspring of English --
Standards across space --
Native and non-native speakers of English --
En route to new standard Englishes --
Possible future scenarios --
C. Exploration: current debates in world Englishes. Postcolonial America and Africa --
Creole developments in the UK and US --
Teaching and testing world Englishes --
Emerging 'sub'-varieties --
Standards across channels --
The nature of English as a lingua franca --
Asian Englishes in the outer and expanding circles --
Language killer or language promoter? --
D. Extension: readings in world Englishes. The discourses of postcolonialism (Alastair Pennycook) --
The status of pidgins and creoles in education / Charles Alobwede d'Epie --
Who owns English today? / Henry Widdowson --
From language to literature / Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiong'o --
Is language (still) power? / Lesley Milroy, Alfred Lee, Dennis Bloodworth --
Positioning English as a lingua franca / Barbara Seidlhofer --
Attitudes to local norms in the expanding circle / Hu Xiao Qiong, Ulrich Ammon --
Looking ahead--
David Graddol, David Crystal.
Series Title: Routledge English language introductions series.
Responsibility: Jennifer Jenkins.
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