World Englishes in Asian Contexts

ISBN-10: 9622097561

ISBN-13: 9789622097568

Edition: 2006

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List price: $32.50
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publication date: 5/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 436
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

#60;b#62;Braj B. Kachru#60;/b#62; is Center for Advanced Study Emeritus Professor of Linguistics and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is co-founder and co-editor of the journal #60;i#62;World Englishes#60;/i#62;, published by Blackwell.#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Yamuna Kachru#60;/b#62; is Professor Emerita in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has authored and edited over a dozen books and monographs and published over a hundred papers and reviews on South Asian languages, cross-cultural discourse, and communicative styles in world Englishes.#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Cecil L. Nelson#60;/b#62; is Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at Indiana State University, Terre Haute. He is the review editor of the journal #60;i#62;World Englishes#60;/i#62; and co-authored, with Yamuna Kachru, #60;i#62;World Englishes in Asian Contexts#60;/i#62; (2006).#60;br#62;#60;br#62;#60;p#62;

List of illustrations
Series editor's preface
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations and symbols
Map of Greater Asia
Introduction
World Englishes
Asian Englishes
Resources on world Englishes
Structure of this book
Theory, Method and Contexts
World Englishes today
Introduction
The world-wide diffusion of English
Language, dialect and variety
Accent
Varieties of world Englishes
Diffusion and variation
Standards
External models in the Outer and Expanding Circles
Internal models in the Outer and Expanding Circles
Ideological perspectives
Literatures in world Englishes
Multilingual English users
Issues in English language education
Conclusion
Suggested activities
Conceptual framework
Introduction
The reality of native vs. non-native
EFL vs. ESL: The prevailing view
Speech community and speech fellowship
The Three Circles
Range and depth
Institutionalization
Norm-providing and norm-accepting
Nativization and acculturation
Bilinguals' creativity
Multilingualism and models
Conclusion
Suggested activities
Structural variation
Introduction
Phonology
Grammar
Discourse
Conclusion
Suggested activities
Contexts and identities
Introduction
Conventions of speaking
Conversation analysis
Speech acts in world Englishes
Conventions of writing
Conclusion
Suggested activities
Parameters of intelligibility
Introduction
Intelligibility, comprehensibility and interpretability
Researching intelligibility
Smith and Rafiqzad's study of intelligibility
Smith and Bisazza's study of comprehensibility
Matsuura, Chiba and Fujieda's study of intelligibility and comprehensibility
Conclusion
Suggested activities
Acquisition, Creativity, Standards and Testing
World Englishes and language acquisition
Introduction
Theoretical orientation of SLA research
SLA in multilingual contexts
SLA and formal instruction
Issues of proficiency and communicative competence
Nativization and Englishization
Interlanguage and world Englishes
Why SLA theories and world Englishes do not connect
The ground realities
Acquisition of English in the Outer and Expanding Circles
Conclusion
Suggested activities
Standards, codification and world Englishes
Introduction
Standard British English
External vs. internal models in Outer and Expanding Circles
Two constructs of standards and codification
Issues in standards and codification
Codification and teacher education
The notion of foreignness
Conclusion
Suggested activities
Creativity and innovations
Introduction
Background
Contact literatures
Multilinguals' language use
Reading contact literatures
Conclusion
Suggested activities
Teaching and testing world Englishes
Introduction
Myths about English
Discourses of marginality
World Englishes in teacher education
Curricular changes in teacher training
Implementation of curriculum
Classroom procedures
Testing world Englishes
Critiques of existing tests
Conclusion
Suggested activities
Teaching world English literatures
Introduction
The rationale for contact literatures in the classroom
Stylistic devices
Reading a text cross-culturally
Teaching other-culture literatures
Conclusion
Suggested activities
Profiles across Cultures
South Asian English
Introduction
Historical background
Status of South Asian English
Nativization: Characteristics of South Asian English
Bilinguals' creativity
Englishization in South Asia
Attitudes towards English
Models for South Asian Englishes
Conclusion
Suggested activities
East Asian Englishes
Introduction
Chinese English
Characteristics of Chinese English
Japanese English
Characteristics of Japanese English
Korean English
Characteristics of Korean English
Englishization of Korean
Conclusion
Suggested activities
Southeast Asian Englishes
Introduction
Historical background
Status and function of English
Sociolinguistic profile
Characteristics of Southeast Asian Englishes
Conclusion
Suggested activities
African Englishes
Introduction
Historical background
Grammatical and idiomatic innovations
Black South African English
The Black South African English education context
Ideological issues
Characteristics of Black South African English
Conclusion
Suggested activities
African-American Vernacular English
Introduction
African-American Vernacular English: Basic considerations
Origins and development of African-American Vernacular English
Characteristics of African-American Vernacular English
Two co-existing systems
Conclusion
Suggested activities
Applied Theory and World Englishes
Researching grammar
Introduction
Grammatical agreement
Variation study
Corpus analysis: Grammatical and style variation
Modals of obligation and necessity
Relevance of corpora to research
Analysing literatures in five Englishes
Conclusion
Suggested activities
Dictionaries of world Englishes
Introduction
The Asian context
The Australian context
Philippine English
Singaporean English
Conclusion
Suggested activities
Code-mixing and code-switching
Introduction
The phenomenon of code-mixing
The pragmatics of code-switching
Code-switching/mixing as communication
Conclusion
Suggested activities
Culture and conventions of speaking
Introduction
Gender and age in language use
Gender in Indian English
Ethnic variation in discourse
Conclusion
Suggested activities
Culture and conventions of writing
Introduction
Argumentation and persuasion
Contrastive rhetoric illustrated
Conclusion
Suggested activities
Genre analysis across cultures
Introduction
Definition of genre
Ideology of genre
Gatekeeping
Implications for world Englishes
Genres across cultures
Conclusion
Suggested activities
Power, ideology and attitudes
Introduction
Formulation of linguistic imperialism
Formulation of cultural politics
Ideological bases of applied linguistics
Views from the 'periphery'
The strategies of the marginalized
Contrasting ideologies
Ideologies and world Englishes
Conclusion
Suggested activities
Conclusion: Current trends and future directions
Introduction
Aims and goals
Future directions
Conclusion
Notes
Glossary
Annotated bibliography
Additional resources
References
Index
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