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World Englishes : an introduction

Author: Gunnel Melchers; Philip Shaw
Publisher: London : Arnold, 2003.
Series: English language series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"World Englishes provides an overview of the global variation in vocabulary, grammar, phonology and pragmatics of English around the world, with lively recordings on the accompanying CD. World Englishes includes an introduction to the principles of linguistic variation and sections on the roots of English (including Scots), the spread of English, varieties of English as a second language, English as a foreign
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gunnel Melchers; Philip Shaw
ISBN: 0340718889 9780340718889 0340718870 9780340718872
OCLC Number: 52991634
Description: x, 229 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The roots of English --
The spread of English --
Variation in English --
Linguistic diversity and diffusion --
Types of variation in form --
Variation in historical origin --
Dimensions of classification --
The inner circle. England ; Wales/Cymru ; Scotland ; Ireland ; The USA ; Canada ; Australia ; New Zealand /Aotearoa ; South Africa ; Liberia --
The outer circle. Social and political issues surrounding use of English in the outer circle ; Some common features of the 'New Englishes' --
South Asia: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, etc. --
Africa --
South East Asia --
Others : The Mediterranean ; The Caribbean ; The Indian Ocean ; Papua New Guinea and the Pacific --
The expanding circle. The rise of English in the expanding circle ; Domains for English ; A Sketch of expanding-circle English ; How English might be affecting other languages ; Implications for the choice of school variety --
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Series Title: English language series.
Responsibility: Gunnel Melchers and Philip Shaw.

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This text provides an overview of the English language around the world in a single, accessible volume. It is illustrated with examples of varieties of English from various media and transriptions of  Read more...

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.... well designed as a textbook to motivate students to become more independent in their linguistic thinking.Language Awareness Volume 14 2&3

 
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