The Handbook of World Englishes

The Handbook of World Englishes

Editor(s): Braj B. Kachru, Yamuna Kachru, Cecil L. Nelson

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405111850

Online ISBN: 9780470757598

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757598

About this Book

The Handbook of World Englishes is a collection of newly commissioned articles focusing on selected critical dimensions and case studies of the theoretical, ideological, applied and pedagogical issues related to English as it is spoken around the world.

  • Represents the cross-cultural and international contextualization of the English language
  • Articulates the visions of scholars from major varieties of world Englishes - African, Asian, European, and North and South American
  • Discusses topics including the sociolinguistic contexts of varieties of English in the inner, outer, and expanding circles of its users; the ranges of functional domains in which these varieties are used; the place of English in language policies and language planning; and debates about English as a cause of language death, murder and suicide.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The Historical Context

  2. Part II: Variational Contexts

  3. Part III: Acculturation

  4. Part IV: Crossing Borders

  5. Part V: Grammar Wars and Standards

  6. Part VI: Ideology, Identity, and Constructs

  7. Part VII: World Englishes and Globalization

  8. Part VIII: World Englishes and Applied Theory

  9. Part IX: World Englishes and Corpora Studies

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