Cultures, Contexts, and World Englishes

Cultures, Contexts, and World Englishes

by Yamuna Kachru
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805847332

ISBN-13: 2900805847337

Pub. Date: 05/21/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This volume aims to familiarize readers with the varieties of world Englishes used across cultures and to create awareness of some of the linguistic and socially relevant contexts and functions that have given rise to them. It emphasizes that effective communication among users of different Englishes requires awareness of the varieties in use and their cultural,

…  See more details below

Overview

This volume aims to familiarize readers with the varieties of world Englishes used across cultures and to create awareness of some of the linguistic and socially relevant contexts and functions that have given rise to them. It emphasizes that effective communication among users of different Englishes requires awareness of the varieties in use and their cultural, social, and ideational functions. Cultures, Contexts and World Englishes:

  • demonstrates the rich results of integrating theory, methodology and application
  • features critical and detailed discussion of the sociolinguistics of English in the globalized world
  • gives equal emphasis to grammar and pragmatics of variation and to uses of Englishes in spoken and written modes in major English-using regions of the world.

Each chapter includes suggestions for further reading and challenging discussion questions and appropriate research projects designed to enhance the usefulness of this volume in courses such as world Englishes, English in the
Global Context, Sociolinguistics, Critical Applied Linguistics, Language Contact and Convergence, Ethnography of Communication, and Crosscultural Communication.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900805847337
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/21/2008
Series:
ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256

Table of Contents

List of illustrations

Preface

Acknowledgments

List of symbols

List of abbreviations

Introduction Word Englishes and Cultural Contexts 1

Pt. I Verbal Interaction and Intelligibility 15

1 Interaction as Cooperation 19

2 Context of Culture 31

3 Parameters of Politeness 41

4 Intelligibility and Interlocutors 59

Pt. II Sound, Sentence, and Word 71

5 Sounds and Rhythm 77

6 Phrases and Sentences 85

7 Words and Collocations 103

Pt. III Conversational and Writing Styles 113

8 Conversational Interaction 119

9 Interaction in Writing 135

10 Contextualizing World Englishes Literatures 165

Conclusion: World Englishes: Legacy and Relevance 177

References 185

Index 211

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >