Modeling World Englishes

Assessing the interplay of emancipation and globalization of ESL varieties

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| Michigan State University
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At a time when globalization and the advent of the internet have accelerated the spread and diversification of English varieties worldwide, this book provides a constructive assessment of the theoretical models that best account for the development and use of Englishes in the early 21st century. In this endeavor, the present book brings together cutting-edge contributions by leading scholars who explore the notion of linguistic globalization based on a wide range of ESLs, EFLs and ELF, synchronic and diachronic data, different methodological approaches (corpus-based, sociolinguistic, ethnographic), and a variety of data resources (social media, multiplayer online games, journalistic data, GloWbE, Corpus of Historical Singapore English, thematic blogs). Collectively, these studies serve as a springboard for future research on the globalization of Englishes and they contribute to a timely and necessary scholarly conversation on what constitutes adequate theoretical models of World Englishes in the 21st century.
[Varieties of English Around the World, G61]  2018.  x, 297 pp.
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Table of Contents
Alexander Kautzsch In memoriam
Stephanie Hackert
ix–x
Modeling World Englishes in the 21st century: A thematic introduction
Sandra C. Deshors
1–14
From colonial dynamism to current transnationalism: A unified view on postcolonial and non-postcolonial Englishes
Sarah Buschfeld, Alexander Kautzsch and Edgar W. Schneider
15–44
Stabilising domains of English-language use in Germany: Global English in a non-colonial languagescape
Christian Mair
45–76
Hybridity, globalisation and models of Englishes: English in South African multilingual digital repertoires
Bertus van Rooy and Haidee Kruger
77–108
Placing ELF among the varieties of English: Observations from typological profiling
Mikko Laitinen
109–132
Modeling World Englishes from a cross-linguistic perspective
Peter Siemund
133–162
“I’m an Anglophile, but …”: A corpus-assisted discourse study of language ideologies in the Netherlands
Alison Edwards
163–186
American and/or British influence on L2 Englishes – Does context tip the scale(s)?
Gaëtanelle Gilquin
187–216
It is time that this (should) be studied across a broader range of Englishes: A global trip around mandative subjunctives
Marianne Hundt
217–244
A corpus-linguistic account of the history of the genitive alternation in Singapore English
Stefan Th. Gries, Tobias Bernaisch and Benedikt Heller
245–280
Modeling World Englishes in the 21st century: New reflections on model-making
Sandra C. Deshors and Gaëtanelle Gilquin
281–294
“This volume makes an extremely multifaceted contribution to discuss current developments and challenges in the modelling of world Englishes in the 21st century. By bringing together leading experts in the field, the studies in this volume insightfully put forward necessary theoretical and methodological adaptations to current theoretical models of world Englishes in today’s globalized world. The volume is thought provoking, inspiring and extremely hard to put down. A must-read for every researcher interested in world Englishes.”
“Changing realities require changing models of these realities, and where modifications of existing models no longer do, new models are being asked for. This volume makes an important first step in that direction by assessing, modifying and, partly, succumbing existing theoretical models of World Englishes and the uses to which they are put to make them fit for capturing the manifold complexities in the ongoing evolution of the global English language complex.”
“The volume is a powerful reminder to the World Englishes community that state-of-the-art description should be accompanied by state-of-the-art theorizing. It will help re-stimulate valuable discussion in this spirit.”
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009050 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2018020738