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Pronunciation in World Englishes

  1. David Deterding

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0967

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Deterding, D. 2012. Pronunciation in World Englishes. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


There are a huge number of speakers of English around the world, and many of them use varieties of English that no longer look to the speech of people in places such as the UK and the USA for their norms. This article describes the pronunciation of World Englishes.


  • phonetics;
  • phonology;
  • World Englishes;
  • lingua francas;
  • pronunciation