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Intelligibility in World Englishes

  1. Cecil L. Nelson

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0550

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Nelson, C. L. 2012. Intelligibility in World Englishes. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Intelligibility comes into English ultimately from the Latin verb intellegere, “to perceive.”


  • intercultural communication;
  • World Englishes;
  • diaspora;
  • pronunciation