Rethinking Linguistic Creativity in Non-native Englishes

| Michigan State University
| Justus Liebig University Giessen
| Université catholique de Louvain
ISBN 9789027201461 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027263520 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
At a time when the paradigm gap (Sridhar & Sridhar 1986) between the EFL and ESL research areas is attracting much scholarly attention, the contributions in the current volume explore this gap from the perspective of linguistic innovations across the two different types of non-native Englishes. In this endeavour, this volume unveils the many facets of linguistic innovations in non-native English varieties and explores the fine line between learners’ erroneous versus creative use of a target language. Adopting empirical, corpus-based approaches to portray linguistic innovations characteristic of EFL and ESL varieties, the contributions show how the interaction of linguistic and social forces influences the development of novel linguistic forms in both endonormative ESL contexts and exonormative EFL contexts. This volume is of relevance to linguists who are interested in the features of non-native English and who wish to gain a better understanding of the nature of innovations along the EFL – ESL continuum.Originally published as a special issue of International Journal of Learner Corpora Research 2:2 (2016).
[Benjamins Current Topics, 98]  2018.  vi, 223 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Linguistic innovations in EFL and ESL: Rethinking the linguistic creativity of non-native English speakers
Sandra C. Deshors, Sandra Götz and Samantha Laporte
"This hair-style called as 'duck tail'": The 'intrusive as' -construction in South Asian varieties of English and Learner Englishes
Christopher Koch, Claudia Lange and Sven Leuckert
Detecting innovations in a parsed corpus of learner English
Gerold Schneider and Gaëtanelle Gilquin
The innovative progressive aspect of Black South African English: The role of language proficiency and normative processes
Bertus van Rooy and Haidee Kruger
Towards a process-oriented approach to comparing EFL and ESL varieties: A corpus-study of lexical innovations
Marcus Callies
In case of innovation: Academic phraseology in the Three Circles
Alison Edwards and Rutger-Jan Lange
Innovative conversions in South-East Asian Englishes: Reassessing ESL status
Stephanie Horch
The fate of linguistic innovations: Jersey English and French learner English compared
Anna Rosen
"It's always different when you look something from the inside": Linguistic innovation in a corpus of ELF Skype conversations
Marie-Louise Brunner, Stefan Diemer and Selina Schmidt
Subject index
“Geared primarily towards linguists interested in the features of non-native English, there is no doubt that the book will be of great interest and benefit to researchers and graduate students in diverse disciplines: corpus linguists, applied linguists, SLA researchers, educational linguists, as well as sociologists and anthropologists focused on World Englishes.”
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BIC Subject: CFDM – Bilingualism & multilingualism
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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