English World-Wide | A Journal of Varieties of English

Editors
ORCID logoMarianne Hundt | University of Zurich | eww at es.uzh.ch
Anne Schröder | Bielefeld University
Senior Consulting Editor
ORCID logoEdgar W. Schneider | Regensburg

English World-Wide has established itself as the leading and most comprehensive journal dealing with varieties of English. The focus is on scholarly discussions of new findings in the dialectology and sociolinguistics of the English-speaking communities (native and second-language speakers), but general problems of variationist, general and historical sociolinguistics, pidgin and creole linguistics, language planning, multilingualism and modern historical sociolinguistics are included if they have a direct bearing on modern varieties of English. Although issues relating to applied linguistics and language teaching are not within its scope, English World-Wide provides important background information for all those involved in teaching English throughout the world.


English World-Wide publishes its articles Online First.


ISSN: 0172-8865 | E-ISSN: 1569-9730
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https://doi.org/10.1075/eww
Latest articles

1 May 2024

  • Revisiting the aspectual BUSY in (South African) English
    Adri Breed
  • 18 April 2024

  • Prejudice towards regional accents of Philippine English
    Edward Jay M. Quinto , Ardvin Kester S. Ong , Gillianne U. Yabut , Gary Abraham M. Muralla , Ralph Anthony J. Valenzuela Ydel Dominique C. Villariba
  • 12 February 2024

  • Guyanne Wilson Michael Westphal (eds). 2023. New Englishes, New Methods
    Reviewed by Claudia Lange | EWW 45:1 (2024) pp. 129–132
  • 6 February 2024

  • Editors and world Englishes : Exploring (the interaction between) editors’ sociolinguistic profiles and the norm-providing sources they use for editing work
    Melanie Ann Law Favo | EWW 45:1 (2024) pp. 61–93
  • 1 February 2024

  • How “U” are “U” words? Exploring variation in the usage and perception of class-based lexical shibboleths in British English
    Rhys J. Sandow , George Bailey , Natalie Braber Eddie O’Hara-Brown | EWW 45:1 (2024) p. 94
  • 11 January 2024

  • Theresa Neumaier . 2023. Conversation in World Englishes: Turn-Taking and Cultural Variation in Southeast Asian and Caribbean English
    Reviewed by Susanne Mühleisen | EWW 45:1 (2024) pp. 125–128
  • 31 October 2023

  • Editors’ note
    EWW 44:3 (2023) pp. 317–318
  • 26 October 2023

  • Participle-for-preterite variation in Tyneside English
    Sofia Serbicki , Ruijin Lan Daniel Duncan | EWW 45:1 (2024) pp. 30–60
  • 16 October 2023

  • Obituary : Manfred Görlach (1937–2023)
    Edgar W. Schneider | EWW 44:3 (2023) pp. 319–322
  • 14 September 2023

  • The search for linguistically coherent accents : Unsupervised clustering of diphthong variation in Southeast England
    Amanda Cole Patrycja Strycharczuk | EWW 45:1 (2024) pp. 1–29
  • 24 August 2023

  • Stability and change in (ing) : Ethnic and grammatical variation over time in Australian English
    Catherine E. Travis , James Grama Benjamin Purser | EWW 44:3 (2023) pp. 435–469
  • 16 May 2023

  • Broadening horizons in the diachronic and sociolinguistic study of Philippine English with the Twitter Corpus of Philippine Englishes (TCOPE)
    Wilkinson Daniel Wong Gonzales | EWW 44:3 (2023) pp. 403–434
  • 23 March 2023

  • As if, as though, and like in Canadian English : Register and the onset of change
    Marisa Brook | EWW 44:3 (2023) pp. 381–402
  • A new majority : Latinx English in Southwest Kansas
    Mary Kohn Trevin Garcia | EWW 44:3 (2023) pp. 351–380
  • 16 March 2023

  • Kingsley Bolton , Werner Botha Andy Kirkpatrick (eds). 2020. The Handbook of Asian Englishes
    Reviewed by Lisa Lehnen | EWW 44:2 (2023) pp. 303–311
  • 2 March 2023

  • Susanne Mühleisen . 2022. Genre in World Englishes: Case Studies from the Caribbean
    Reviewed by Bettina Migge | EWW 44:2 (2023) pp. 312–316
  • 13 February 2023

  • Necessity modal development in Singapore English : An investigation of substratist and contact-grammaticalisation approaches
    Carmelo Alessandro Basile | EWW 44:2 (2023) pp. 276–302
  • 10 February 2023

  • Swearing as a Leadership Tool : The sociopragmatics of swearing in New Zealand English
    Nick Wilson Joshua Wedlock | EWW 44:3 (2023) pp. 323–350
  • 17 January 2023

  • Anne Schröder (ed). 2021. The Dynamics of English in Namibia: Perspectives on an Emerging Variety
    Reviewed by Susan Coetzee-Van Rooy | EWW 44:1 (2023) pp. 151–156
  • Robert Mailhammer . 2021. English on Croker Island: The Synchronic and Diachronic Dynamics of Contact and Variation
    Reviewed by Daniel Schreier | EWW 44:1 (2023) pp. 146–150
  • 29 November 2022

  • The Spanish component of Falkland Islands English
    Yliana V. Rodríguez , Adolfo Elizaincín Paz González | EWW 44:1 (2023) pp. 118–145
  • 25 November 2022

  • Teachers’ attitudes towards varieties of Hong Kong English : Implications for English language teaching
    Hans J. Ladegaard Ka Long Roy Chan | EWW 44:2 (2023) pp. 251–275
  • Volumes and issuesOnline-first articles

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    Kate Burridge | Monash
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    Editors

    Marianne Hundt, University of Zurich
    Anne Schröder , University of Bielefeld
    E-mail: eww at es.uzh.ch

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    Authors wishing to submit articles for publication in English World-Wide are requested to do so through the journal’s online submission and manuscript tracking site. Please consult the Short Guide to EM for Authors before you submit your paper.

    Submission should be prepared in line with the journal's stylesheet.

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    Regular papers: 8000-10000 words
    Regular reviews: 1500-2000 words
    Comparative reviews: 4000-6000 words
    Focus articles: 500-1000 words

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    Main BIC Subject

    CF/2AB: Linguistics/English

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General