World Englishes in Asian Contexts (Asian Englishes Today) By Yamuna Kachru, Cecil L. Nelson Number Of Pages: 412 Publication Date: 2006-07-30 ISBN-10 / ASIN: 9622097561 ISBN-13 / EAN: 9789622097568
This book is the first comprehensive treatment of the spread, acculturation, functions, and evolution of English in Asia. It discusses all major issues resulting from the introduction of English in culturally different contexts and the two-way interaction of English and local languages in Asia. It also includes an extensive bibliography representing both pedagogical and theoretical works, and lists of additional resources in world English literatures and select websites. This book provides essential reading for students, researchers and professionals in English studies and world Englishes.
World Englishes in Asian Contexts is primarily designed for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses. Its organization and content, we believe, make it an appropriate resource for courses in, for example, world Englishes, sociolinguistics, language in society, language convergence and change, literary creativity, and ‘additional’ language education. In a broad sense, World Englishes in Asian Contexts is a major resource for anyone interested in cross-cultural diffusion of languages and the implications of such diffusion.