LINGUIST List 32.2869

Thu Sep 09 2021

Books: Exploring the Ecologies of World Englishes in the Twenty-first Century: Peters, Burridge (eds.)

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Date: 11-Jun-2021
From: Anna Glazier <Anna.Glaziereup.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Exploring the Ecologies of World Englishes in the Twenty-first Century: Peters, Burridge (eds.)
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Title: Exploring the Ecologies of World Englishes in the Twenty-first
Century
Subtitle: Language, Society and Culture
Published: 2021
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
                www.edinburghuniversitypress.com

Book URL: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-exploring-the-ecology-of-world-englishes-in-the-twenty-first-century.html

Editor: Pam Peters
Editor: Kate Burridge
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474462884 Pages: 392 Price: U.K. £ 95 Comment: ePub
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474462877 Pages: 392 Price: U.K. £ 95 Comment: PDF
Hardback: ISBN: 9781474462853 Pages: 392 Price: U.K. £ 95
Abstract:

Highlights the adaptability of English in contact with other languages, cultures and societies and in diverse regional habitats

* Examines features of world Englishes in their sociocultural contexts, with studies on in South Africa, the Cocos Island, Singapore, Uganda, China, the Philippines, Micronesia, Australia, New Zealand

* Appraises lexical and constructional innovations in English

* Presents fresh empirical evidence to discuss language variation using data from text corpora, speech recordings, social surveys and interviews

* Brings together an international range of contributors from Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland, Uganda and South Africa

The book’s ecological perspective offers a fresh theoretical framework for analysing both outer- and inner-circle Englishes. It investigates the varieties of English spoken as a second language, by bi- or multilingual speakers in South Africa, India, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines, and by some lesser-known oceanic varieties in Micronesia and Polynesia, revealing the remarkable divergences in the use of common English elements across geographical distances. Tapping into current debates about colonial legacies and decolonization, as well as ongoing concerns about democracy, regional power and globalisation, this book explores a range of fresh evidence to discuss language variation across the globe.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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