World Englishes (The English Language Series)

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9780340718889: World Englishes (The English Language Series)

'World Englishes' provides an overview of English around the world in a single, accessible volume. The book is illustrated with fascinating examples of varieties of English taken from fiction, popular culture, newspapers, and transcriptions of the recordings on the accompanying CD. All the main areas of the world in which English is spoken are represented.



This enthralling book includes an introduction to the principles of linguistic variation and sections on the roots of English (including Scots); the spread of English; varieties of English as a second language; English as a foreign language; and future trends. The discussion is informed by the latest research, and offers a lively and entertaining introduction to English around the world. The CD includes speakers from New Zealand, the Shetland Islands and St Kitts, as well as many others.

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Gunnel Melchers is Professor Emerita at Stockholm University, Sweden
Philip Shaw is Professor of Language and Communication at Stockholm University, Sweden

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