The Dynamics of English in Namibia

Perspectives on an emerging variety

| Bielefeld University
ISBN 9789027209191 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027259677 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
The English language as spoken in Namibia has virtually been overlooked in most textbooks, handbooks, and surveys of varieties of English around the world, or else has only been mentioned in passing. However, this variety of English has recently attracted the attention of several researchers and the present volume brings together most scholars actively involved in the research on English in Namibia from various linguistic fields to present their current research. It covers a wide range of linguistic issues, such as empirical analyses on various levels of linguistic description and use, as well as the application of diverse methodologies, from questionnaire surveys, sociolinguistic interviews and focus group discussions, to corpus linguistics, linguistic landscaping, and digital ethnography. This book represents the first comprehensive collection of articles and in-depth discussions of this emerging variety of World Englishes.
[Varieties of English Around the World, G65]  2021.  ix, 305 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The dynamics of English in Namibia: An introduction
Anne Schröder
Part I. Setting the scene
Chapter 2. English in Namibia: A socio-historical account
Gerald Stell
Part II. Communicative practices
Chapter 3. Voices from the post-independence classroom: Language use and attitudes towards English in Namibia
Helene Steigertahl
Chapter 4. English and multilingual repertoires in healthcare: Communicative experiences of expatriate healthcare providers in Windhoek
Nelson Mlambo
Chapter 5. The linguistic landscape and soundscape of Windhoek
Marion Schulte
Part III. Linguistic features
Chapter 6. The phonetics of Namibian English: Investigating vowels as local features in a global context
Anne Schröder, Frederic Zähres and Alexander Kautzsch
Chapter 7. Broadcasting your variety: Namibian English(es) on YouTube
Frederic Zähres
Chapter 8. The question of structural nativization in Namibian English: Some answers from extended uses of the progressive
Sarah Buschfeld
Chapter 9. A variational pragmatic approach to responses to thanks in Namibian English: From quantitative to qualitative analysis
Anne Schröder and Klaus P. Schneider
Part IV. Literary creativity in Namibian English
Chapter 10. Namibian literature in English: An overview
Kerstin Frank
Chapter 11. A land in transition: The representation of linguistic diversity in Joseph Diescho’s Born of the Sun and Troubled Waters
Anne Schröder
Part V. Namibian English and beyond
Chapter 12. The dynamics of English in Namibia: A World Englishes perspective
Edgar W. Schneider and Anne Schröder
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF/2AB – Linguistics/English
BISAC Subject: LAN009050 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021019190 | Marc record