World Englishes: A Resource Book for Students / Edition 1

World Englishes: A Resource Book for Students / Edition 1

by Jennifer Jenkins, Jenkins Jennife, J. Jenkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415258065

ISBN-13: 9780415258067

Pub. Date: 07/29/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

World Englishes is a core introductory textbook covering the area of World Englishes (sometimes known as new or international englishes): the study of the varieties of English which have developed around the world, in the wake of British colonialism. With a strong emphasis on real language texts and activities and including a mini-reader of key articles/extracts,

Overview

World Englishes is a core introductory textbook covering the area of World Englishes (sometimes known as new or international englishes): the study of the varieties of English which have developed around the world, in the wake of British colonialism. With a strong emphasis on real language texts and activities and including a mini-reader of key articles/extracts, this is an interactive textbook which provides a firm grounding in the subject and gives students the resources for further study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415258067
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/29/2003
Series:
Routledge English Language Introductions Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents cross-referenced x

List of figures and tables xii

Preface to the second edition xiii

Acknowledgements xiv

A Introduction: key topics in World Englishes 1

1 The historical, social and political context 2

2 The origins of pidgin and Creole languages 9

3 Who speaks English today? 15

4 Variation across Outer Circle Englishes 24

5 Standard language ideology in the Inner Circle 33

6 The spread of English as an international lingua franca 38

7 The roles of English in Asia and Europe 44

8 The future of World Englishes 49

B Development: implications and issues 55

1 The legacy of colonialism 56

2 Characteristics of pidgins and creoles 62

3 The English Today debate 66

4 The legitimate and illegitimate offspring of English 71

5 Standards across space 76

6 Native and non-native speakers of English 87

7 En route to new standard Englishes 91

8 Possible future scenarios 97

C Exploration: current debates in World Englishes 103

1 Postcolonial America and Africa 104

2 Creole developments in the UK and US 112

3 Teaching and testing World Englishes 119

4 Emerging 'sub'-varieties 125

5 Standards across channels 134

6 The nature of English as a Lingua Franca 143

7 Asian Englishes in the Outer and Expanding Circles 150

8 Language killer or language promoter? 159

D Extension: readings in World Englishes 167

1 The discourses of postcolonialism Alastair Pennycook 168

2 The status of pidgins and creoles in education Charles Alobwede d'Epie 176

3 Who owns English today? Henry G. Widdowson 183

4 From language to literature Chinua Achebe Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o 190

5 Is language (still) power? Lesley Milroy Alfred Lee Dennis Bloodworth 198

6 Positioning English as a lingua franca Barbara Seidlhofer 206

7 Attitudes to local norms in the Expanding Circle Hu Xiao Qiong Ulrich Ammon 215

8 Looking ahead... David Graddol David Crystal 225

Further reading 235

References 238

Glossarial index 253

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