World Englishes – Problems, Properties and Prospects

Selected papers from the 13th IAWE conference

| University of Regensburg
| University of Regensburg
ISBN 9789027249005 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027289063 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
World Englishes is a vibrant research field that has attracted scholars from many different linguistic subdisciplines. Emphasizing the common ground of all research on World Englishes, the 22 articles in this collected volume, selected from more than a hundred papers presented at the 2007 conference of the International Association for World Englishes in Regensburg, cover a broad range of topics which together reflect the state of the art of research in this field. The volume focuses on regions as diverse as Africa, the Caribbean, the Antipodes and Asia, but also promotes a globally comparative perspective by analyzing selected characteristics of the English language across a wide range of varieties. Methodologically, a number of different approaches are applied, including corpus linguistic studies, socio-phonetics as well as historical discourse analysis. Due to its wide scope, the book is of interest not only to World Englishes scholars but also to sociolinguists as well as applied, contact or corpus linguists.
[Varieties of English Around the World, G40]  2009.  xix, 436 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Series editor’s preface: The World Englishes conference in Regensburg 2007 – a retrospective look
Edgar W. Schneider
Thomas Hoffmann and Lucia Siebers
Deracialising the GOOSE vowel in South African English: Accelerated linguistic change amongst young, middle class females in post-apartheid South Africa
Rajend Mesthrie
Codifying Ghanaian English: Problems and prospects
Jemima Anderson
Corpus linguistics meets sociolinguistics: Studying educated spoken usage in Jamaica on the basis of the International Corpus of English
Christian Mair
Rhoticity in educated Jamaican English: An analysis of the spoken component of ICE-Jamaica
Ingrid Rosenfelder
Standard English in the secondary school in Trinidad: Problems — properties — prospects
Dagmar Deuber
Australian English as a regional epicenter
Pam Peters
Finding one’s own vowel space: An acoustic analysis of the speech of Niuean New Zealanders
Laura Thompson, Catherine I. Watson and Donna Starks
Language in Hong Kong: Ten years on (1997–2007)
Jonathan J. Webster
The roles of English in Southeast Asian legal systems
Richard Powell
Not just an “Outer Circle”, “Asian” English: Singapore English and the significance of ecology
Lisa Lim
“Where’s the party yaar!” Discourse particles in Indian English
Claudia Lange
Innovation in second language phonology: Evidence from Hong Kong English
Tony T.N. Hung
Intelligibility assessment of Japanese accents: A phonological study of science major students’ speech
Masako Tsuzuki and Sachiko Nakamura
World Englishes between simplification and complexification
Bernd Kortmann and Benedikt Szmrecsanyi
Global feature — local norms? A case study on the progressive passive
Marianne Hundt
The shared core of the perfect across Englishes: A corpus-based analysis
Bertus van Rooy
Word-formation in New Englishes: Properties and trends
Thomas Biermeier
The indigenization of English in North America
Salikoko S. Mufwene
Perspectives on English as a lingua franca
Margie Berns, Jennifer Jenkins, Marko Modiano, Barbara Seidlhofer and Yasukata Yano
A discourse-historical approach to the English native speaker
Stephanie Hackert
World Englishes and Peace Sociolinguistics: Towards a common goal of linguistic understanding
Patricia Friedrich
New voices in the canon: The case for including World Englishes in literature
Jill Hallett
WEPPP is noteworthy not only for its outstanding papers, but also for the fact that it contains papers from the first IAWE conference held in Europe, the birthplace of “Euro- English”. The high quality of the many corpus-based papers in the volume makes it a very valuable addition to the literature on the phenomenon of English world-wide...With both regionally focused contributions as well as general, theoretically-oriented papers based on various kinds of data, especially from the ICE project, WEPPP makes an excellent textbook of supplementary readings for a course in world Englishes or for that matter in the broader field of sociolinguistics.”
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BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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