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World Englishes The Study of New Linguistic Varieties

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ISBN-10: 0521797330

ISBN-13: 9780521797337

Edition: 2008

Authors: Rajend Mesthrie, Rakesh M. Bhatt

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The spread of English around the world has been and continues to be both rapid and unpredictable. World Englishes deals with this inescapable result of colonisation and globalisation from a social and linguistic perspective. The main focus of the book is on the second-language varieties of English that have developed in the former British colonies of East and West Africa, the Caribbean, South and South-East Asia. The book provides a historical overview of the common circumstances that gave rise to these varieties, and a detailed account of their recurrent similarities in structure, patterns of usage, vocabulary and accents. Also discussed are debates about language in education, the rise of…    
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Book details

List price: $51.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/19/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Rakesh M. Bhatt is Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois.

History: the spread of English
Structural features of New Englishes I: morphology and phrasal syntax
Structural features of New Englishes II: cross-clausal syntax and syntactic theory
More on structure: lexis, phonology, and optimality syntax
Pragmatics and discourse
Language contact and language acquisition issues in New English research
Conclusion: current trends in the spread of English