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Mon Nov 30 2020

Books: Modelling World Englishes: Buschfeld, Kautzsch (eds.)

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Date: 16-Nov-2020
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Subject: Modelling World Englishes: Buschfeld, Kautzsch (eds.)
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Title: Modelling World Englishes
Subtitle: A Joint Approach to Postcolonial and Non-Postcolonial Varieties
Published: 2020
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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Editor: Sarah Buschfeld
Editor: Alexander Kautzsch
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474445894 Pages: 440 Price: U.K. £ 95
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474445887 Pages: 440 Price: U.K. £ 95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781474445863 Pages: 440 Price: U.K. £ 95

Presents a new way to categorize Englishes around the globe

*Brings together a range of distinguished researchers in the field of World Englishes to evaluate the Extra- and Intra-Territorial Forces (EIF) Model

*Jointly examines postcolonial and non-postcolonial varieties of English which have so far been treated separately

*Presents case studies analysing a range of varieties of English within the World Englishes paradigm

This book brings together two types of varieties of English that have so far been treated separately: postcolonial and non-postcolonial Englishes. It examines these varieties of English against the backdrop of current World Englishes theory, with a special focus on the extra- and Intra-Territorial Forces (EIF) Model. Bringing together a range of distinguished researchers in the field, each chapter tests the validity of this new model, analyses a different variety of English and assesses it in relation to current models of World Englishes. In doing so, the book ends the long-standing conceptual gap between postcolonial and non-postcolonial Englishes and integrates these in a unified framework of World Englishes.

Case studies examine English(es) in England, Namibia, the United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore, the Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Australia, North America, the Bahamans, Trinidad, Tristan da Cunha, St. Helena, Bermuda, and the Falkland Islands, Ireland, Gibraltar and Ghana.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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