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Title: World Englishes
Written By: Gunnel Melchers
Philip A Shaw

This accessible, single volume text provides a lively overview of English
around the world. The book is illustrated with fascinating examples of
varieties of English taken from fiction, popular culture, newspapers, and
transcriptions of the recordings on the accompanying compact disc. It also
includes an introduction to the principles of linguistic variation,
varieties of English as a second language, and future trends. Nearly all
areas of the world in which English is spoken are represented including the
American South, the Shetland Islands, St. Kitts, and many others.

This title is distributed in the United States by Oxford University

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Hodder Education
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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ISBN: 0340718897
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ISBN: 0340718870
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Pages: 256
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