English in the Netherlands

Functions, forms and attitudes

| University of Cambridge
ISBN 9789027249166 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027267207 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This volume provides the first comprehensive investigation of the Netherlands in the World Englishes paradigm. It explores the history of English contact, the present spread of English and attitudes towards English in the Netherlands. It describes the development and analysis of the Corpus of Dutch English, the first Expanding Circle corpus based on the design of the International Corpus of English. In addition, it investigates the applicability of Schneider’s (2003, 2007) Dynamic Model, concluding that this and other such models need to move away from a colonisation-driven approach and towards a globalisation-driven one to explain the continued spread and evolution of English today. The volume will be highly relevant to researchers interested in the status and use of English in the Netherlands. More broadly, it provides a timely contribution to the debate on the relevance of the World Englishes framework for non-native, non-postcolonial settings such as Continental Europe.
[Varieties of English Around the World, G56]  2016.  xv, 271 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of figures
List of tables
1. Introduction
2. The functions of English in the Netherlands
3. Attitudes towards English in the Netherlands and ‘Dutch English’
4.The forms of English in the Netherlands: A corpus study
The Dynamic Model and the Netherlands
Appendix 1. Attitudinal questionnaire
Appendix 2. Questionnaire results per background variable
Appendix 3. Background variables of the three groups with shared attitudes
Appendix 4. Questionnaire and consent form for corpus contributors
Appendix 5. Markup scheme for corpus texts
“Edwards’ work is of highest relevance for World Englishes research as it contributes to a fairly new research paradigm which considers the traditionally strict separation into ENL, ESL and EFL as obsolete and instead asks for a dynamic, continuum-based view of variety status. [...] Overall, the book represents a crucial entry in World Englishes research, but is also potentially interesting for a wider audience with a general interest in the role of English in Europe. ‘English in the Netherlands’ presents the convincing results of a very ambitious, multi-faceted project in an accessible manner. In addition, the book – as Edwards herself suggests – opens the door to numerous follow-up studies not only on English in the Netherlands, but also on the complex issue of variety status.”
“This is the first comprehensive application of the Dynamic Model to an Expanding Circle country. It shows that globalization has replaced colonization as the trigger of a ‘foundation phase’, but that many sociolinguistic and linguistic effects are similar. This volume is insightful and innovative; it is valuable both for its rich and eclectic disclosure and compilation of new data of various kinds and for its theoretical ambition and significance. It represents a substantial scholarly contribution to the field.”
“A highly competent and valuable investigation into whether Dutch English exists as a cohesive variety.”
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BIC Subject: CF/2AB – Linguistics/English
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016001812