English World-Wide | A Journal of Varieties of English

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
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/eww
Sample issue: EWW 39:1
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Editors
Marianne Hundt | University of Zurich | eww at es.uzh.ch
Anne Schröder | Bielefeld University
Senior Consulting Editor
Editorial Assistant
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Current issue: 42:2, available as of June 2021
Next issue: 42:3, expected October 2021

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Volume 39 (2018)

Volume 38 (2017)

Volume 37 (2016)

Volume 36 (2015)

Volume 35 (2014)

Volume 34 (2013)

Volume 33 (2012)

Volume 32 (2011)

Volume 31 (2010)

Volume 30 (2009)

Volume 29 (2008)

Volume 28 (2007)

Volume 27 (2006)

Volume 26 (2005)

Volume 25 (2004)

Volume 24 (2003)

Volume 23 (2002)

Volume 22 (2001)

Volume 21 (2000)

Volume 20 (1999)

Volume 19 (1998)

Volume 18 (1997)

Volume 17 (1996)

Volume 16 (1995)

Volume 15 (1994)

Volume 14 (1993)

Volume 13 (1992)

Volume 12 (1991)

Volume 11 (1990)

Volume 10 (1989)

Volume 9 (1988)

Volume 8 (1987)

Volume 7 (1986)

Volume 6 (1985)

Volume 5 (1984)

Volume 4 (1983)

Volume 3 (1982)

Volume 2 (1981)

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Latest articles

18 May 2021

  • Rhotics in Standard Scottish English
    Philipp Meer , Robert Fuchs , Anika Gerfer , Ulrike Gut & Zeyu Li | EWW 42:2 (2021) pp. 121–144
  • 26 April 2021

  • Even Americans pre-aspirate
    Míša Hejná , Kamil Kaźmierski & Wenyu Guo | EWW 42:2 (2021) pp. 200–226
  • 21 April 2021

  • “I just sound Sco[ʔ]ish now” : The acquisition of word-medial glottal replacement by Polish adolescents in Glasgow
    Sadie Durkacz Ryan | EWW 42:2 (2021) pp. 145–174
  • Attitudinal research into Caribbean Englishes : New Englishes, new methods
    Guyanne Wilson & Michael Westphal | EWW 42:2 (2021) pp. 175–199
  • Sarah Buschfeld . 2020. Children’s English in Singapore: Acquisition, Properties, and Use
    Reviewed by David Deterding | EWW 42:2 (2021) pp. 232–236
  • Thomas Brunner . 2017. Simplicity and Typological Effects in the Emergence of New Englishes: The Noun Phrase in Singaporean and Kenyan English
    Reviewed by Rahel Oppliger | EWW 42:2 (2021) pp. 227–231
  • 24 March 2021

  • Shana Poplack . 2018. Borrowing: Loanwords in the Speech Community and in the Grammar
    Reviewed by Olga Timofeeva | EWW 42:2 (2021) pp. 237–241
  • 27 January 2021

  • Social meaning and the obsolescence of traditional local structures : Loss of h-dropping in Maryport, West Cumbria
    Sandra Jansen | EWW 42:1 (2021) pp. 1–28
  • Extending automatic vowel formant extraction to New Englishes : A comparison of different methods
    Philipp Meer , Thorsten Brato & José Alejandro Matute Flores | EWW 42:1 (2021) pp. 54–84
  • Pseudonyms as carriers of contextualised threat in 19th-century Irish English threatening notices
    Arne Peters & Marije van Hattum | EWW 42:1 (2021) pp. 29–53
  • Conflicts between World Englishes : Online metalinguistic discourse about Singapore Colloquial English
    Tsung-Lun Alan Wan & Claire Cowie | EWW 42:1 (2021) p. 85
  • Alexandra U. Esimaje , Ulrike Gut Bassey E. Antia . 2019. Corpus Linguistics and African Englishes
    Reviewed by Claudia Lange | EWW 42:1 (2021) pp. 111–115
  • Stefan Dollinger . 2019. Creating Canadian English. The Professor, the Mountaineer, and a National Variety of English
    Reviewed by Edgar W. Schneider | EWW 42:1 (2021) pp. 116–119
  • 9 November 2020

  • Make us difficult : Portrait of a non-standard construction
    Seth Mehl | EWW 41:3 (2020) pp. 352–367
  • A socio­linguistic perspective on the (quasi-)modals of obligation and necessity in Australian English
    Cara Penry Williams & Minna Korhonen | EWW 41:3 (2020) pp. 267–294
  • Another story : Be like across discourse types
    Celeste Rodríguez Louro , Sophie L. R. Richard & Sana Bharadwaj | EWW 41:3 (2020) pp. 325–351
  • Hongkongites, Hong Kongers, Hong Kong Belongers? Tracing identity (re)constructions in news discourse in Hong Kong from 1903 to 1999
    Ninja Schulz , Carolin Biewer & Lisa Lehnen | EWW 41:3 (2020) pp. 295–324
  • Sandra Jansen Lucia Siebers . 2019. Processes of Change: Studies in Late Modern and Present-Day English
    Reviewed by Peter Collins | EWW 41:3 (2020) pp. 372–376
  • Beke Hansen . 2018. Corpus Linguistics and Sociolinguistics: A Study of Variation and Change in the Modal Systems of World Englishes
    Reviewed by Laetitia Van Driessche | EWW 41:3 (2020) pp. 377–382
  • David Jowitt . 2019. Nigerian English
    Reviewed by Ulrike Gut | EWW 41:3 (2020) pp. 368–371
  • Editor’s note
    EWW 41:3 (2020) pp. 265–266
  • 9 June 2020

  • The bike, the back, and the boyfriend : Confronting the “definite article conspiracy” in Canadian and British English
    Matt Hunt Gardner & Sali A. Tagliamonte | EWW 41:2 (2020) pp. 225–254
  • Code-switching in online academic discourse : Resources for Philippine English
    Loy Lising , Pam Peters & Adam Smith | EWW 41:2 (2020) pp. 131–161
  • The inconspicuous substratum : Indigenous Australian languages and the phonetics of stop contrasts in English on Croker Island
    Robert Mailhammer , Stacey Sherwood & Hywel Stoakes | EWW 41:2 (2020) pp. 162–192
  • Ethnic variation in the phonology of Namibian English : A first approach to Baster English
    Anne Schröder , Frederic Zähres & Alexander Kautzsch | EWW 41:2 (2020) pp. 193–224
  • Ian G. Malcolm . 2018. Australian Aboriginal English: Change and continuity in an adopted language
    Reviewed by Kate Burridge | EWW 41:2 (2020) pp. 260–264
  • Michael Westphal . 2017. Language Variation on Jamaican Radio
    Reviewed by Andrea Sand | EWW 41:2 (2020) pp. 255–259
  • Submission

    Editors

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

    Guidelines for contributors of articles to EWW

    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.

    The length of the manuscripts should be as follows: 
    Regular papers: 8000-10000 words
    Regular reviews: 1500-2000 words
    Comparative reviews: 4000-6000 words
    Focus articles: 500-1000 words

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    Open Access

    For information about possibilities to post a version of your article online or in an institutional repository ('green' open access), please consult the authors' rights page.

    EWW offers the possibility for accepted papers to be made available under the 'gold' open access model immediately upon publication, after payment of a fee (Article Publication Charge, APC) by or on behalf of the author. For more information, see our Open Access policy.

    Subjects

    Main BIC Subject

    CF/2AB: Linguistics/English

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General