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Title: World Englishes
Subtitle: The Study of New Linguistic Varieties
Written By: Rajend Mesthrie
Rakesh Mohan Bhatt

The spread of English around the world has been and continues to be both
rapid and unpredictable. World Englishes: The Study of New Linguistic
Varieties deals with this inescapable result of colonisation and
globalisation from a social and linguistic perspective. The main focus of
the book is on the second-language varieties of English that have developed
in the former British colonies of East and West Africa, the Caribbean,
South and South-East Asia. The book provides a historical overview of the
common circumstances that gave rise to these varieties, and a detailed
account of their recurrent similarities in structure, patterns of usage,
vocabulary and accents. Also discussed are debates about language in
education, the rise of English in China and Western Europe, and other
current developments in a world of global travel and migration.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521797330
ISBN-13: 9780521797337
Prices: U.K. £ 18.99
U.S. $ 39.99