World Englishes in Asian Contexts

World Englishes in Asian Contexts

by Yamuna Kachru, Cecil L. Nelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 9622097553

ISBN-13: 9789622097551

Pub. Date: 05/09/2006

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

A comprehensive treatment of the spread, acculturation, functions, and evolution of English in Asia, this book discusses the issues resulting from the introduction of English in culturally different contexts and the two-way interaction of English and local languages in Asia. It is useful for those interested in English studies and world Englishes.

Hong Kong

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A comprehensive treatment of the spread, acculturation, functions, and evolution of English in Asia, this book discusses the issues resulting from the introduction of English in culturally different contexts and the two-way interaction of English and local languages in Asia. It is useful for those interested in English studies and world Englishes.

Hong Kong University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789622097551
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
Publication date:
05/09/2006
Series:
Asian Englishes Today Series
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.37(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Pt. ITheory, method and contexts7
1World Englishes today9
2Conceptual framework23
3Structural variation35
4Contexts and identities51
5Parameters of intelligibility65
Pt. IIAcquisition, creativity, standards and testing77
6World Englishes and language acquisition79
7Standards, codification and world Englishes93
8Creativity and innovations109
9Teaching and testing world Englishes121
10Teaching world English literatures137
Pt. IIIProfiles across cultures151
11South Asian English153
12East Asian Englishes167
13Southeast Asian Englishes181
14African Englishes197
15African-American vernacular English211
Pt. IVApplied theory and world Englishes223
16Researching grammar225
17Dictionaries of world Englishes241
18Code-mixing and code-switching255
19Culture and conventions of speaking267
20Culture and conventions of writing283
21Genre analysis across cultures293
22Power, ideology and attitudes305
Conclusion : current trends and future directions319

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