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Title: Exploring World Englishes
Subtitle: Language in a Global Context
Written By: Philip Seargeant
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415572101/
Series Title: Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics
Description:

Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics is a series of introductory
level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, primarily
designed for those beginning postgraduate studies, or taking an
introductory MA course as well as advanced undergraduates. Titles in the
series are also ideal for language professionals returning to academic study.

The books take an innovative "practice to theory" approach, with a
"back-to-front" structure. This leads the reader from real-world problems
and issues, through a discussion of intervention and how to engage with
these concerns, before finally relating these practical issues to
theoretical foundations. Additional features include tasks with
commentaries, a glossary of key terms, and an annotated further reading
section.

In this book Philip Seargeant surveys varieties of English existing within
the world today, and the debates and controversies surrounding its present
forms, functions and status in diverse world contexts. It examines how
English has evolved to become a "global language" and looks at the
political and cultural history that has influenced this evolution.

Beginning with a discussion of real-life challenges relating to world
Englishes that are faced by language professionals – particularly in the
contexts of language education and language planning – the book explores
and illustrates the ways in which the actual use and management of English,
as well as the beliefs and ideologies associated with it, play an
increasingly important role in contemporary globalized society.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9780203115510
 
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ISBN-13: 9780415572095
Pages: 240
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415572101
Pages: 240
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