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The Handbook of World Englishes


Series: Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics
The Handbook of World Englishes is a collection of newly commissioned articles focusing on selected critical dimensions and case studies of the theoretical, ideological, applied and pedagogical issues related to English as it is spoken around the world.
Represents the cross-cultural and international contextualization of the English language

Articulates the visions of scholars from major varieties of world Englishes - African, Asian, European, and North and South American

Discusses topics including 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; the place of English in language policies and language planning; and debates about English as a cause of language death, murder and suicide.
Table of Contents

Part I: The Historical Context:

First Diaspora

Second Diaspora

Third Diaspora

Fourth Diaspora

Part II: Variational Contexts:

Part III: Acculturation:

Part IV: Crossing Borders:

Part V: Grammar Wars and Standards:

Part VI: Ideology, Identity and Constructs:

Part VII: World Englishes and Globalization:

Part VIII: World Englishes and Applied/Theory:

Part IX: Resources on World Englishes:


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