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World Englishes: A Resource Book for Students


Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students.


World Englishes:

  • is a comprehensive introduction to the subject
  • covers the major historical and sociopolitical developments in world Englishes, from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I to the present day
  • explores current debates in world Englishes from English in postcolonial America and Africa, and Asian Englishes in the Outer Circle, to Creole development in the UK and US, English as a Lingua Franca, and the teaching and testing of World Englishes
  • draws on a range of real texts, data and examples, including articles from the New York Times, Straits Times and The Economist, emails, texts and transcripts of speech
  • provides classic readings by some of the key names in the discipline including David Crystal, David Graddol, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Alastair Pennycook, and Henry Widdowson.

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