World Englishes in Asian Contexts

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This is the first English-language book to focus on the electric rice cooker and the impact it has had on the lives of Asian people.

Hong Kong University Press

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"... This enlightening work... succinctly describes an astoundingly wide range of theoretical and pedagogical themes... A remarkable contribution to our better understanding of two major characteristics of contemporary English: internationalization (diffu

Hong Kong University Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789622097551
  • Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
  • Publication date: 5/2/2006
  • Series: Asian Englishes Today Series
  • Pages: 436
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Yamuna Kachru is professor emerita of linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She specializes in theoretical and applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, South Asian linguistics, and world Englishes.

Hong Kong University Press

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Theory, method and contexts 7
1 World Englishes today 9
2 Conceptual framework 23
3 Structural variation 35
4 Contexts and identities 51
5 Parameters of intelligibility 65
Pt. II Acquisition, creativity, standards and testing 77
6 World Englishes and language acquisition 79
7 Standards, codification and world Englishes 93
8 Creativity and innovations 109
9 Teaching and testing world Englishes 121
10 Teaching world English literatures 137
Pt. III Profiles across cultures 151
11 South Asian English 153
12 East Asian Englishes 167
13 Southeast Asian Englishes 181
14 African Englishes 197
15 African-American vernacular English 211
Pt. IV Applied theory and world Englishes 223
16 Researching grammar 225
17 Dictionaries of world Englishes 241
18 Code-mixing and code-switching 255
19 Culture and conventions of speaking 267
20 Culture and conventions of writing 283
21 Genre analysis across cultures 293
22 Power, ideology and attitudes 305
Conclusion : current trends and future directions 319
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