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Title: World Englishes Volumes I-III Set
Subtitle: Volume I: The British Isles Volume II: North America Volume III: Central America
Edited By: Tometro Hopkins
Kendall (Ken) Don Decker
John McKenny
URL: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/world-englishes-volumes-i-iii-set-9780826478481/
Series Title: World Englishes
Description:

World Englishes is a twelve-volume series, presenting a comprehensive, detailed survey of English as it is spoken all over the world. The volumes are organised into four groups, covering Britain, Europe, America, Africa and Asia, and celebrate English in all its diversity. The chapters contain maps, facts and figures, and a detailed description about English as it is spoken in each region and are an invaluable library resource for undergraduates, postgraduates and academics interested in the diversity of the English language.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780826478481
Pages: 952
Prices: U.K. £ 375