- Subject(s):English Language
- Author(s):Dan Clayton, Rob Drummond
- Available from: January 2018
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Language Diversity and World Englishes is an introduction to the variation of English throughout the UK and around the world. It is suitable for students at advanced level and beyond. Written with input from the Cambridge English Corpus, it examines how language varies among different geographical, ethnic and social groups, as well as looking at differing perceptions of language varieties. Using short activities to help explain analysis methods, this book guides students through major modern issues and concepts. It summarises key concerns and modern findings, while providing inspiration for language investigations and non-examined assessments (NEAs) with research suggestions.
Instruction in analysis techniques and research methodology, as well as examples of academic writing at an accessible level, give students models to follow for their own work.
Short activities and exam-style questions provide practice and help students get a deeper understanding of key concepts.
Examples from the Cambridge English Corpus give students access to prestigious academic global English research, as well as insight into corpus linguistics and techniques for corpus creation and analysis.
Wider reading suggestions guide students towards broader topic exposure, encouraging them to research areas that interest them.
Longer research tasks encourage a greater depth of application and provide inspiration for non-examined assessment (NEA).
Written to support A Level and IB qualifications: in particular Cambridge International A Level English Language (9093) Paper 3 Text Analysis and Paper 4 Language Topics, AS & A Level English Language, AS & A Level English Language and Literature and IB English A.
Available as a Cambridge Elevate edition to allow cross-referencing with your other Cambridge Elevate resources.
- Sample Content
- 1. Regional accent and dialect: 1.1. Accent and dialect
- 1.2. Standard English
- 1.3. Accent loss and maintenance
- 1.4. Accent and dialect in print and performance
- 2. Language and social groups: 2.1 Idiolect and sociolect
- 2.2. Social class and language
- 2.3. Parallel lives: slang and occupational English
- 3. Ethnicity: 3.1. Race and ethnicity
- 3.2. Heritage language
- 3.3. Code-switching
- 3.4. Accent and dialect variation
- 3.5. Ethnolect
- 3.6. Whiteness
- 3.7. Crossing
- 4. Global diversity: 4.1. English around the world
- 4.2. Where English has gone
- 4.3. How English varies around the world
- 4.4. ELF
- 4.5. Arguments about English
- Ideas and answers
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