Über den Autor
GUNNEL MELCHERS, Professor Emerita, Department of English, Stockholm University, Sweden PHILIP SHAW, Professor, Department of English, Stockholm University, Sweden
Preface Acknowledgements 1. The roots of English 2. The spread of English 3. Variation in English 4. The inner circle 5. The outer circle 6. The expanding circle 7. Beyond the circles Glossary of linguistic terms References Index
WORLD ENGLISHES SECOND EDITION provides an overview of the global variation in vocabulary, grammar, phonology and pragmatics of English around the world and is accompanied by twenty lively audio examples of many different varieties available for free download at www.hodderplus.com/linguistics.
The book introduces you to the principles of linguistic variation and includes sections on the roots of English (including Scots), the spread of English, varieties of English as a second language, English as a foreign language and future trends. WORLD ENGLISHES SECOND EDITION has been thoroughly updated in line with recent research and now additionally includes:
* more on small native communities
* further discussion of the forms and uses of English among non-native users
* a new section on internet language used on Facebook and in chats
* new material on the spread of knowledge of English in China
* recordings of European and African speakers of non-native English for download
WORLD ENGLISHES SECOND EDITION offers a very thorough and detailed descriptive account of all the main varieties of English in the world. It also provides balanced discussion of political issues and the sociolinguistic background to the varieties. All technical terms are clearly explained and the book follows a logical order that makes it easy to read. A new glossary of terms allows for quick revision of meanings and all chapters open with focusing questions and end with discussion questions encouraging you to reflect on what you have learnt. The free audio can be downloaded and listened to on-the-go and transcripts of the recordings are also available.