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Tue Feb 02 2016

Books: Communicating with Asia: Leitner, Hashim, Wolf (eds.)

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Subject: Communicating with Asia: Leitner, Hashim, Wolf (eds.)
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Title: Communicating with Asia
Subtitle: The Future of English as a Global Language
Published: 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Editor: Gerhard Leitner
Editor: Azirah Hashim
Editor: Hans-Georg Wolf
Hardback: ISBN: 9781107062610 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 125.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781107062610 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 79.99

Communicating with Asia brings together an international team of leading researchers to discuss South, South-East, East and Central Asia, and explore Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi-Urdu, Malay, and Russian as major languages. The volume locates English inside a number of national, regional or lingua franca contexts and illustrates the way it develops in such contact situations. Local dynamics affecting languages in contact and cultural links of languages are dealt with, such as educational-political issues and tensions between conflicting norms. In today's global world, where the continent is an increasing area of focus, it is vital to explore what it means to 'understand' Asian cultures through English and other languages. This important new study will be of interest to students and researchers working in the fields of regional studies, English as a global language, Asian languages and cultural studies.

Communicating with Asia: introduction - Gerhard Leitner, Azirah Hashim and Hans-Georg Wolf; Part I. English in Selected Regional and National Habitats with a Glance at the Role of Outward-Bound Communication Needs: 1. The development of English in Pakistan - Tariq Rahman; 2. English for Japan: in the cultural context of the East-Asian expanding circle - Nobuyuki Hino; 3. Convergence and divergence of English in Malaysia and Singapore - Ee-Ling Low and Rachel Tan Siew Kuang; 4. Indian English prosody - Pramod Pandey; 5. Charting the endonormative stabilization of Singapore English - Tan Siew Imm; 6. Arabic in contact with English and Malay in Malaysia - Azirah Hashim and Gerhard Leitner; 7. Preposition stranding and pied-piping in Philippine English: a corpus-based study - Danilo T. Dayag; 8. The Americanization of the phonology of Asian Englishes: evidence from Singapore - Ying-Ying Tan; 9. Postcolonial and learner Englishes in Southeast Asia: implications for international communication - Michael Percillier; Part II. Major Other Languages in Asia, their International Status and Impact on Education: 10. Multilingualism, Hindi-Urdu and Indian English: intra-national and international diaspora - Tej K. Bhatia and William C. Ritchie; 11. Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Melayu: convergence and divergence of the official languages in contemporary Southeast Asia - Lim Beng Soon and Gloria Poedjosoedarmo R.; 12. Putonghua and Cantonese in the Chinese territories - Chan Shui-Duen; 13. The Chinese language in the Asian diaspora: a Malaysian experience - Wang Xiaomei; 14. Russian in Far East Asia: linguistic policies on the periphery of empire - Roxana Doncu; 15. Russian and Turkic languages in Central Asia - Zoya Proshina; Part III. Wider Perspectives: 16. Understanding Asia by means of cognitive sociolinguistics and cultural linguistics – the example of ghosts in Hong Kong English - Hans-Georg Wolf and Thomas Chan; 17. Understanding Asia through English literature - Gerhard Stilz; 18. English as a lingua franca and educational impact in Asia - Andy Kirkpatrick; 19. The Australian Asia project - Joseph Lo Bianco and Yvette Slaughter.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
                            Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                            Chinese, Yue (yue)
                            English (eng)
                            Hindi (hin)
                            Indonesian (ind)
                            Malay (mly)
                            Russian (rus)
                            Urdu (urd)

Written In: English (eng)

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