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English Around the World
An Introduction

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Part of Cambridge Introductions to the English Language

  • Date Published: December 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521716581

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  • The global spread of English has had widespread linguistic, social and cultural implications, affecting the lives of millions of people around the world. This textbook provides a lively and accessible introduction to world Englishes, describing varieties used in places as broad-ranging as America, Jamaica, Australia, Africa and Asia, and setting them within their historical and social contexts. Students are guided through the material with chapter previews and summaries, maps, timelines, lists of key terms, discussion questions and exercises, and a comprehensive glossary, helping them to understand, analyse and compare different varieties of English, and apply descriptive terminology. The book is accompanied by a useful web site, containing textual and audio examples of the varieties introduced in the text, and links to related sources of interest. Providing essential knowledge and skills for those embarking on the study of world Englishes, this is set to become the leading introduction to the subject.

    • Draws on the hands-on experience of the author, who has travelled extensively to the places discussed in this book and observed their language and culture
    • Students are shown how theory can be applied to real-life situations
    • The audio examples on the web site are clearly explained and interpreted in the book, showing the student which diagnostic features to pay attention to
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    "... this book provides an excellent and much needed resource for students, teachers, and even established linguists interested in the global spread of English. --Linguistlist.org

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    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521716581
    • length: 277 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • contains: 30 b/w illus. 18 maps 4 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Basic notions
    3. Historical background
    4. Language crossing an ocean: old and new world
    5. Settlers and locals: southern hemisphere Englishes, transported and newly-born
    6. Missionaries, merchants, and more: English is useful, English is ours
    7. Language development: a general perspective
    8. Issues and attitudes
    9. Conclusion.

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  • Author

    Edgar W. Schneider, Universität Regensburg, Germany
    Edgar W. Schneider is Full Professor and Chair of English Linguistics in the Department of English and American Studies, and Dean of the Faculty for Linguistics, Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Regensburg, Germany.

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