The Typology of Asian Englishes

Lisa Lim | The University of Hong Kong
Nikolas Gisborne | University of Edinburgh
ISBN 9789027202529 | EUR 80.00 | USD 120.00
ISBN 9789027284532 | EUR 80.00 | USD 120.00
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When considering the structure of New Englishes which have evolved in – multilingual, mostly post-colonial – contexts of Asia (thus, Asian Englishes), the significant factors to be considered are: 1) the variety/ies of the English lexifier that entered the local context; 2) the nature of transmission of English to the local population; and 3) the local, i.e. substrate, languages of the community in which the New English emerges. This third factor is the focus of the five papers in this volume: they investigate the structure of Asian varieties of English by exploring the relationship between the typological profile of substrate languages in the specific linguistic ecology and the grammatical features of the emerging contact variety of English.The contributions to this volume were originally published in English World-Wide 30:2 (2009).
[Benjamins Current Topics, 33] 2011.  vii, 120 pp.
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CFK: Grammar, syntax

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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