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Exploring World Englishes


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Part 1: English in the World Today Section A: Problems and Contexts Introduction: Defining and Identifying Problems 1. English in the World Today 2. The Context and History of World Englishes 3. Problems for Practitioners in World Englishes Section B: Interventions Introduction: Regulating and Responding to the Language 4. The Global Language Paradigm 5. Codification and Legitimation 6. Policies and Cultural Practices Part 2: World Englishes as an Academic Discipline. Section C: Theory Introduction: Generalising About the Specific 7. World Englishes as an Academic Discipline 8. English as an Object of Study 9. Models and Theoretical Frameworks 10. Naming and Describing the English Language Conclusion: The State of the Discipline. Glossary. Further reading. Task Commentary. References

About the Author

Philip Seargeant is Lecturer in Applied Linguistics in the Centre for Language and Communication, The Open University, where he is co-ordinator of the undergraduate applied linguistics course Exploring the English language. He previously worked for a number of years in the higher education sector in Japan.


'This is an insightful and multilayered volume which provides a clear and concise introduction to world Englishes approaches to both research and pedagogy.' - Kingsley Bolton, City University of Hong Kong

'This book is an excellent introduction to World Englishes. What distinguishes it from most introductory textbooks in this field is its applied approach... This secures Exploring World Englishes a unique position in the selection of textbooks available in the World Englishes discipline.' - LINGUIST List

'Philip Seargeant's book deserves a mention in the reading list for any postgraduate sociolinguistic course dealing with the effects of globalisation. For more specific courses on world Englishes it provides an approachable and well-informed core text.' - Philip Riley, JELF

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