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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


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Title: English Around the World
Subtitle: An Introduction
Written By: Edgar W. W. Schneider
Description:

The global spread of English has had widespread linguistic, social and cultural
implications, affecting the lives of millions of people around the world. This
textbook provides a lively and accessible introduction to world Englishes,
describing varieties used in places as broad-ranging as America, Jamaica,
Australia, Africa and Asia, and setting them within their historical and social
contexts. Students are guided through the material with chapter previews and
summaries, maps, timelines, lists of key terms, discussion questions and
exercises, and a comprehensive glossary, helping them to understand, analyse
and compare different varieties of English, and apply descriptive terminology.
The book is accompanied by a useful web site, containing textual and audio
examples of the varieties introduced in the text, and links to related sources of
interest. Providing essential knowledge and skills for those embarking on the
study of world Englishes, this is set to become the leading introduction to the
subject.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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