Modeling World Englishes

Assessing the interplay of emancipation and globalization of ESL varieties

ORCID logoSandra C. Deshors | Michigan State University
ISBN 9789027201232 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027263704 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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At a time when globalization and the advent of the internet have accelerated the spread and diversification of English varieties worldwide, this book provides a constructive assessment of the theoretical models that best account for the development and use of Englishes in the early 21st century. In this endeavor, the present book brings together cutting-edge contributions by leading scholars who explore the notion of linguistic globalization based on a wide range of ESLs, EFLs and ELF, synchronic and diachronic data, different methodological approaches (corpus-based, sociolinguistic, ethnographic), and a variety of data resources (social media, multiplayer online games, journalistic data, GloWbE, Corpus of Historical Singapore English, thematic blogs). Collectively, these studies serve as a springboard for future research on the globalization of Englishes and they contribute to a timely and necessary scholarly conversation on what constitutes adequate theoretical models of World Englishes in the 21st century.
[Varieties of English Around the World, G61] 2018.  x, 297 pp.
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“This volume makes an extremely multifaceted contribution to discuss current developments and challenges in the modelling of world Englishes in the 21st century. By bringing together leading experts in the field, the studies in this volume insightfully put forward necessary theoretical and methodological adaptations to current theoretical models of world Englishes in today’s globalized world. The volume is thought provoking, inspiring and extremely hard to put down. A must-read for every researcher interested in world Englishes.”
“Changing realities require changing models of these realities, and where modifications of existing models no longer do, new models are being asked for. This volume makes an important first step in that direction by assessing, modifying and, partly, succumbing existing theoretical models of World Englishes and the uses to which they are put to make them fit for capturing the manifold complexities in the ongoing evolution of the global English language complex.”
“The volume is a powerful reminder to the World Englishes community that state-of-the-art description should be accompanied by state-of-the-art theorizing. It will help re-stimulate valuable discussion in this spirit.”
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CFB: Sociolinguistics

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LAN009050: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
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