LINGUIST List 23.3056

Sat Jul 14 2012

Books: Exploring World Englishes: Seargeant

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Subject: Exploring World Englishes: Seargeant
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Title: Exploring World Englishes Subtitle: Language in a Global Context Series Title: Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics Published: 2012 Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)

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Author: Philip Seargeant Electronic: ISBN: 9780203115510 Pages: Price: ---- Electronic: ISBN: 9780203115510 Pages: Price: ---- Hardback: ISBN: 9780415572095 Pages: 240 Price: U.S. $ 150.00 Comment: Available August 2012
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Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics is a series of introductorylevel textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, primarilydesigned for those beginning postgraduate studies, or taking anintroductory MA course as well as advanced undergraduates. Titles in theseries 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 problemsand issues, through a discussion of intervention and how to engage withthese concerns, before finally relating these practical issues totheoretical foundations. Additional features include tasks withcommentaries, a glossary of key terms, and an annotated further readingsection.

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

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

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics                             Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Written In: English (eng)

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