The Handbook of World Englishes is a collection of newlycommissioned articles focusing on selected critical dimensions andcase studies of the theoretical, ideological, applied andpedagogical issues related to English as it is spoken around theworld.
- Represents the cross-cultural and internationalcontextualization of the English language
- Articulates the visions of scholars from major varieties ofworld Englishes – African, Asian, European, and North andSouth American
- Discusses topics including the sociolinguistic contexts ofvarieties of English in the inner, outer, and expanding circles ofits users; the ranges of functional domains in which thesevarieties are used; the place of English in language policies andlanguage planning; and debates about English as a cause of languagedeath, murder and suicide.
About the Author
Braj B. Kachru is Centre for Advanced Study EmeritusProfessor of Linguistics and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts andSciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He isco-founder and co-editor of the journal World Englishes,published by Wiley-Blackwell.Yamuna Kachru is Professor Emerita in the Department ofLinguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Shehas authored and edited over a dozen books and monographs andpublished over a hundred papers and reviews on South Asianlanguages, cross-cultural discourse, and communicative styles inworld Englishes.Cecil L. Nelson is Professor of Linguistics in theDepartment of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at IndianaState University, Terre Haute. He is the review editor of thejournal World Englishes and co-authored, with Yamuna Kachru,World Englishes in Asian Contexts (2006).
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tables.
List of Contributors.
Introduction: The World of World Englishes: Braj B. Kachru(University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Yamuna Kachru(University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), and Cecil L. Nelson(Indiana State University).
Part I: The Historical Context:.
1. The Beginnings: Robert D. King (University of Texas,Austin).
2. First Steps: Wales and Ireland: Robert D. King (University ofTexas, Austin).
3. English in Scotland: Fiona Douglas (University of Leeds).
4. English in North America: Edgar W. Schneider (University ofRegensburg).
5. English in Australia and New Zealand: Scott F. Kiesling(University of Pittsburgh).
6. South Asian Englishes: Ravinder Gargesh (University ofDelhi).
7. East Asian Englishes: Nobuyuki Honna (Aoyama GakuinUniversity).
8. Southeast Asian Englishes: Maria Lourdes S. Bautista andAndrew B. Gonzalez (both De La Salle University).
9. South American Englishes: Kanavillil Rajagopalan (StateUniversity at Campinas, Brazil).
10. South African Englishes: Nkonko M. Kamwangamalu (HowardUniversity).
11. West African Englishes: Tope Omoniyi (RoehamptonUniversity).
12. East African Englishes: Josef Schmied (Chemnitz Universityof Technology, Germany).
13. Caribbean Englishes: Michael Aceto (East CarolinaUniversity).
14. Euro-Englishes: Marko Modiano (Stokholm, Sweden).
15. World Englishes Today: Kingsley Bolton (StockholmUniversity).
Part II: Variational Contexts:.
16. Contact Linguistics and World Englishes: Rajend Mesthrie(University of Cape Town).
17. Varieties of World Englishes: Kingsley Bolton (StockholmUniversity).
18. Pidgins and Creoles: Salikoko S. Mufwene (University ofChicago).
19. African American Englishes: Walt Wolfram (North CarolinaState University).
Part III: Acculturation:.
20. Written Language, Standard Language, Global Language: M. A.K. Halliday (Fairlight, Australia).
21. Speaking and Writing in World Englishes: Yamuna Kachru(University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).
22. Genres and Styles in World Englishes: Vijay K. Bhatia (CityUniversity of Hong Kong).
Part IV: Crossing Borders:.
23. Literary Creativity in World Englishes: Edwin Thumboo(National University of Singapore).
24. World Englishes and Issues of Intelligibility: Larry E.Smith (Christopher, Smith & Associates) and Cecil L. Nelson(Indiana State University).
25. World Englishes and Culture Wars: Braj B. Kachru (Universityof Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).
Part V: Grammar Wars and Standards:.
26. Grammar Wars: 17th and 18th Century England: Linda C.Mitchell (San Jose State University).
27. Grammar Wars: The United States: John Algeo (University ofGeorgia).
28. World Englishes and Descriptive Grammars: Daniel R. Davis(University of Michigan, Dearborn).
Part VI: Ideology, Identity and Constructs:.
29. Colonial/Postcolonial Critique: The Challenge from WorldEnglishes: Pradeep A. Dhillon (University of Illinois,Urbana-Champaign).
30. Cultural Studies and Discursive Constructions of WorldEnglishes: Wimal Dissanayake (Kailua, Hawaii).
31. World Englishes and Gender Identities: Tamara M. Valentine(University of Nevada, Reno).
Part VII: World Englishes and Globalization:.
32. World Englishes in the Media: Elizabeth A. Martin(University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).
33. World Englishes in Global Advertising: Tej K. Bhatia(Syracuse University).
34. World Englishes and Global Commerce: Stanley Yunick Van Horn(University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).
Part VIII: World Englishes and Applied Theory:.
35. A Recurring Decimal: English in Language Policy andPlanning: Ayo Bamgbose (University of Ibadan, Nigeria).
36. Teaching World Englishes: Robert J. Baumgardner (TexasA&M University, Commerce).
37. Models, Methods, and Curriculum for ELT Preparation:Kimberley Brown (Portland State University).
38. World Englishes and Lexicography: Fredric Dolezal(University of Georgia).
39. World Englishes and Test Construction: Fred Davidson(University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).
40. World Englishes and Communicative Competence: Margie Berns(Purdue University).
Part IX: Resources on World Englishes:.
41. World Englishes and Corpora Studies: Gerald Nelson(University College London).
42. Comparing World Englishes: A Research Guide: Helen Fallon(National University of Ireland, Maynooth).
What People are Saying About This
"This is a monumental contribution to scholarship and a seminalcontribution to the entire field of English language teaching andapplied linguistics. I am particularly impressed with the conceptof the four diasporas, the wide historical breadth, theinternational appeal, and the variety of geographical areasconsidered. It stands alone as the most comprehensive andrepresentative volume and all scholars in languages and linguisticsshould add it to their reference libraries."–James E. Alatis, Georgetown University
"An indispensable resource for those fascinated or appalled bythe global power of English today. Authoritative, accessiblechapters unpack the vast panorama of 21st-century world Englishes.Outstanding."–Elizabeth de Kadt, University of KwaZulu-natal, SouthAfrica
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"This exceptional volume succeeds in capturing, with anunprecedented array of global voices, the significant theoretical,applied, and pedagogical dimensions related to the phenomenalspread of English worldwide."–Jonathan Webster, City University of Hong Kong