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The vocabulary of world English

The vocabulary of world English

Author: Stephan Gramley
Publisher: London : Arnold ; New York : Co-published in the United States of America by Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: English language series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses on English language or linguistics, this volume covers first language varieties, English as a second language, non-native speaker varieties and international English.

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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
Problems, exercises, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephan Gramley
ISBN: 034074071X 9780340740712 0340740728 9780340740729
OCLC Number: 46846690
Description: xiv, 323 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Studying the variety in the vocabulary of English --
Basic assumptions --
The lexicon of English --
Words --
The mental lexicon, dictionaries, and other resources --
2. English in the British Isles : the sources of words and the meaning of meaning --
Introduction --
The sources of English vocabulary --
Meaning --
Summary --
3. English in America : how to compare meaning and vocabulary --
How to compare vocabulary --
Comparison from the point of view of the referent --
Comparisons from the perspective of the word --
The perspective of the concept --
Complex lexical combinations : phrasal verbs, collocations, idioms --
Propositions --
Summary --
4. English in the southern hemisphere : vocabulary change --
Introduction --
Vocabulary change in southern hemisphere English --
Loss of vocabulary --
New vocabulary --
Standard and non-standard --
Meaning change --
Taboo words and euphemisms --
Summary --
5. Whose English : English as a second, foreign, or international language --
Introduction --
Languages in contact --
ESL in Africa and Asia --
User and use --
Summary --
6. The new Englishes : linguistic dimensions of vocabulary difference --
Introduction --
Expanding the vocabulary of English --
Cultural differences in connotation --
Fixed expressions : proverbs and idioms --
English against a differing linguistic background --
Summary --
7. English in action : social dimensions of vocabulary differences --
Politeness --
Vocatives and modes of address --
Communicative strategies --
Summary --
8. International English : how native and non-native speakers use words --
Introduction --
Style --
Group language and slang --
Non-native speaker varieties --
International English --
Summary --
9. Convergence or divergence --
English in one global world --
Linguistic relativity --
Voices speaking for convergence, for divergence.
Series Title: English language series.
Responsibility: Stephan Gramley.
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"The Vocabulary of World English" is for anyone, particularly college and university students, interested in English vocabulary, but with little or no previous knowledge of linguistics.  Read more...


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