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The Handbook of World Englishes

Edited by: Braj B. Kachru, Yamuna Kachru and Cecil L. Nelson
eISBN: 9781405111850
Print publication date: 2006


Subject Linguistics

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405111850.2006.x

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The Handbook of World Englishes

The Handbook of World Englishes is a collection of specially commissioned articles focusing on selected critical dimensiosn and case studies of the theoretical, ideological, applied, and pedagogical issues related to English as it is spoken around the world. The Handbook represents the cross-cultural and international contextualization of the English language, and the contributions articulate the visions of scholars from major varieties of world Englishes - African, Asian, European, and North and South American.

Topics discussed include the sociolinguistic contexts of varieties of English in the Inner, Outer, and Expanding Circles of its users; the ranges of functional domains in which these varieties are used; attitude-marked love–hate relationships with the language; the place of English in language policies and language planning in Anglophone societies; and debates about English as a cause of language death, murder, and suicide. This innovative and unique volume is a valuable resource for researchers and students of world Englishes.

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Kachru, Braj B., Yamuna Kachru and Cecil L. Nelson (eds). The Handbook of World Englishes. Blackwell Publishing, 2006. Blackwell Reference Online. 17 October 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781405111850_9781405111850>



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