The Dynamics of English in Namibia

Perspectives on an emerging variety

Anne Schröder | Bielefeld University
ISBN 9789027209191 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027259677 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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The English language as spoken in Namibia has virtually been overlooked in most textbooks, handbooks, and surveys of varieties of English around the world, or else has only been mentioned in passing. However, this variety of English has recently attracted the attention of several researchers and the present volume brings together most scholars actively involved in the research on English in Namibia from various linguistic fields to present their current research. It covers a wide range of linguistic issues, such as empirical analyses on various levels of linguistic description and use, as well as the application of diverse methodologies, from questionnaire surveys, sociolinguistic interviews and focus group discussions, to corpus linguistics, linguistic landscaping, and digital ethnography. This book represents the first comprehensive collection of articles and in-depth discussions of this emerging variety of World Englishes.
[Varieties of English Around the World, G65] 2021.  ix, 305 pp.
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“The book is an important contribution to the body of knowledge within the ambit of the World Englishes approach, because it presents details about the use of a constellation of Englishes from the Namibian context that was not studied extensively previously. [...] The book presents a comprehensive and coherent investigation of the nature of Namibian Englishes. Moreover, the picture that the book provides is nuanced because it is situated in the consistent awareness of the multilingual context within which English develops in this setting; all this is embedded in and supported by relevant empirical data. The nuanced awareness of the complexities related to the linguistic ecology of Namibia is a major strength of the book and an example of exemplary scholarship in the field of varieties of Englishes across the world.”
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Main BIC Subject

CF/2AB: Linguistics/English

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009050: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021019190 | Marc record