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Title: World Englishes, 2nd edition
Subtitle: A Resource Book for Students
Written By: Jennifer Jenkins
URL: http://routledge.com/9780415466127
Series Title: Routledge English Language Introductions
Description:

Note: This is the 2009 edition of a previously announced book.

Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study
and are one-stop resources for students.

World Englishes:

*is a comprehensive introduction to the subject

*covers the major historical and sociopolitical developments in world
Englishes, from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I to the present day

*explores current debates in world Englishes from English in postcolonial
America and Africa, and Asian Englishes in the Outer Circle, to Creole
development in the UK and US, English as a Lingua Franca, and the teaching
and testing of World Englishes

*draws on a range of real texts, data and examples, including articles from
the New York Times, Straits Times and The Economist, emails, texts and
transcripts of speech

*provides classic readings by some of the key names in the discipline
including David Crystal, David Graddol, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Alastair
Pennycook, and Henry Widdowson.

The accompanying website can be found at
http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415466127

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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ISBN: 0415466113
ISBN-13: 9780415466110
Pages: 256
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ISBN: 0415466121
ISBN-13: 9780415466127
Pages: 256
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