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Books: The Cambridge Handbook of World Englishes: Schreier, Hundt, Schneider (eds.)

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Date: 20-Mar-2020
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Subject: The Cambridge Handbook of World Englishes: Schreier, Hundt, Schneider (eds.)
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Title: The Cambridge Handbook of World Englishes
Published: 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Editor: Daniel Schreier
Editor: Marianne Hundt
Editor: Edgar W. Schneider
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108425957 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 155.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108425957 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 120.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108425957 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 140.05

The plural form 'Englishes' conveys the diversity of English as a global language, pinpointing the growth and existence of a large number of national, regional and social forms. The global spread of English and the new varieties that have emerged around the world has grown to be a vast area of study and research, which intersects multiple disciplines. This Handbook provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of World Englishes from 1600 to the present day. Covering topics such as variationist sociolinguistics, pragmatics, contact linguistics, linguistic anthropology, corpus- and applied linguistics and language history, it combines discussion of traditional topics with a variety of innovative approaches. The chapters, all written by internationally acclaimed authorities, provide up-to-date discussions of the evolution of different Englishes around the globe, a comprehensive coverage of different models and approaches, and some original perspectives on current challenges.

1. World Englishes: an introduction Daniel Schreier, Marianne Hundt and Edgar W. Schneider; Part I. The Making of Englishes: 2. The colonial and post-colonial expansion of English Raymond Hickey; 3. Theoretical models of English as a world language Sarah Buschfeld and Alexander Kautzsch; 4. The contribution of language contact to the emergence of World Englishes Lisa Lim; 5. Population structure and the emergence of World Englishes Salikoko S. Mufwene; 6. World Englishes, migration, and diaspora Lena Zipp; Part II. World Englishes Old and New: 7. A sociolinguistic ecology of colonial Britain David Britain; 8. English in North America Merja Kytö; 9. English in the Caribbean and the Central American rim Michael Aceto; 10. English in Africa Bertus van Rooy; 11. English in South Asia Claudia Lange; 12. English in South-East Asia Lionel Wee; 13. World Englishes old and new: English in Australasia and the South Pacific Carolin Biewer and Kate Burridge; Part III. Linguistics and World Englishes: 14. The global growth of English at the grassroots Christiane Meierkord; 15. Beyond English as a second or foreign language: local uses and the cultural politics of identification Alison Edwards and Philip Seargeant; 16. World Englishes in cyberspace Christian Mair; 17. World Englishes and their dialect roots Daniel Schreier; 18. Lexicography and World Englishes James Lambert; 19. The relevance of World Englishes for variationist sociolinguistics Alexandra D'Arcy; 20. Multilingualism and the World Englishes Sue Fox; 21. Unearthing the diachrony of World Englishes Magnus Huber; 22. Corpus-based approaches to World Englishes Marianne Hundt; 23. World Englishes from the perspective of dialect typology Benedikt Szmrecsanyi and Melanie Röthlisberger; 24. Language Acquisition and World Englishes Sarah Buschfeld; Part IV. Current Challenges: 25. Norms and standards in World Englishes Pam Peters; 26. Identity and indexicality in the study of World Englishes Erik Schleef; 27. The politics of World Englishes Mario Saraceni; 28. World Englishes in the media Andrew Moody; 29. World Englishes and transnationalism Brook Bolander.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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