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Title The Routledge handbook of world Englishes / edited by Andy Kirkpatrick

Publ Info Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2010
 PC Reference  REF PE1066 .R68 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  PE1066 .R68 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xxi, 704 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Routledge handbooks in applied linguistics
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"This is an impressive collection of contributions, from acknowledged specialists in the field, to the study of language spread and its concomitant differentiation and variation. It is well-nigh comprehensive in coverage, dealing with all aspects of variation: historical, geographical, cultural and functional. It will surely be an essential reference point for scholars for some time to come. Alan Maley, Visiting Professor, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK" "This volume amply illustrates the rich body of research that World Englishes studies provide for in-depth appreciation of the forms, functions, and implications of the use and appropriation of English in a variety of contexts. Kirkpatrick has called upon emerging and established scholars, whose voices are informing ongoing discussion and debate, and offer new approaches to their study. Consequently, readers will find much here to complement and extend their knowledge of and insights into the Englishes that serve a growing number of users in diverse social and cultural contexts worldwide and into the consequences of their use. Margie Berns, Purdue University, USA" "The Routledge Handbook of World Englishes constitutes a comprehensive introduction to the study of world Englishes, drawing on the expertise of leading authors within the field." "The handbook is structured in six sections covering historical perspectives, core issues and topics and new debates which together provide a thorough overview of the field, taking into account the new directions in which the discipline is heading. Among the key themes covered are the development of English as a lingua franca among speakers for whom English is a common but not first language, the parallel development of English as a medium of instruction in educational institutions throughout the world and the role of English as the international language of scholarship and scholarly publishing, as well as the development of computer-mediated Englishes, including cyberprose. The Handbook also includes a substantial introduction from the editor." "The Routledge Handbook of World Englishes is the ideal resource for postgraduate students of applied linguistics as well as those in related degrees such as applied English language and TESOL/TEFL"--BOOK JACKET
LC subject English language -- Variation -- English-speaking countries
English language -- Variation -- Foreign countries
English language -- Dialects
Add Author Kirkpatrick, Andy
ISBN 9780415470391 (hardback : alk. paper)
0415470390 (hardback : alk. paper)
9780203849323 (ebook : alk. paper)
0203849329 (ebook : alk. paper)