Michael Westphal

List of John Benjamins publications for which Michael Westphal plays a role.


New Englishes, New Methods

Edited by Guyanne Wilson and Michael Westphal

[Varieties of English Around the World, G68] 2023. viii, 276 pp.
Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Creole studies | English linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology


Westphal, Michael and Guyanne Wilson. 2023. Creole and power: A Critical Discourse Analysis of legal cross‑examinations in ICE Jamaica and ICE Trinidad and Tobago. New Englishes, New Methods, Wilson, Guyanne and Michael Westphal (eds.), pp. 84–106
The paper presents a Critical Discourse Analysis of Jamaican and Trinidadian legal-cross examinations, using data from the International Corpus of English. Although English is the dominant language of the courtroom, the analysis shows that Creole is used by both attorneys and witnesses. In… read more | Chapter
Wilson, Guyanne and Michael Westphal. 2023. New Englishes new methods: An introduction. New Englishes, New Methods, Wilson, Guyanne and Michael Westphal (eds.), pp. 1–14
Wilson, Guyanne and Michael Westphal. 2023. Conclusion: New Englishes, new methods, new directions. New Englishes, New Methods, Wilson, Guyanne and Michael Westphal (eds.), pp. 263–274
Hänsel, Eva Canan, Michael Westphal, Philipp Meer and Dagmar Deuber. 2022. Context matters: Grenadian students’ attitudes toward newscasters’ and teachers’ accents. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 37:1, pp. 16–52
This paper presents the results of two largely parallel verbal guise studies that elicited students’ attitudes toward different standard varieties of English. The studies were conducted in the small anglophone Caribbean island country of Grenada. The two studies were contextualized in the domains… read more | Article
Westphal, Michael, Ka Man Lau, Johanna Hartmann and Dagmar Deuber. 2022. Phonetic variation in Standard English spoken by Trinidadian professionals. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 37:2, pp. 357–394
This paper analyzes the speech of 27 Trinidadian professionals (lawyers, lecturers, and politicians), who are typical speakers of Standard Trinidadian English in formal contexts, where traditionally Standard English is targeted. We investigate phonetic variation in Trinidadian English speech… read more | Article
Language attitude research is crucial for a deeper understanding of New Englishes. However, the most common attitude research methods often cause problems when applied to New Englishes contexts. We discuss the benefits and challenges of different methods used in two attitude studies on the… read more | Article
Meer, Philipp, Michael Westphal, Eva Canan Hänsel and Dagmar Deuber. 2019. Trinidadian secondary school students’ attitudes toward accents of Standard English. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 34:1, pp. 83–125
In the anglophone Caribbean, tendencies of endonormative reorientation have been observed in the development of local standards of English. Situated in the school context, this study adds a language attitude perspective on the question of whether and to what extent an endonormative standard of… read more | Article