168 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    168 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The global spread of English, with over two billion users of the language, is now well-documented. English functions as a language of education, business, tourism, and intercultural communication in many settings across the world. Global Englishes offers a clear and comprehensive overview of key areas of the topic, encompassing both World Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca within a single volume.

    This engaging textbook offers readers the opportunity to reflect on key debates as well as develop their own thinking on real-world language practices and problems in light of Global Englishes theory and research. Organised into a three-part Survey, followed by readings from important texts, this is both an introductory textbook, covering key concepts and themes, and a starting point for further study. It is essential reading for students of Global/World Englishes and ELF in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, English language teaching, and intercultural communication.


    Part 1: Survey

    1. Contexts

    1. Introduction to Global Englishes

    2. English and globalisation

    3. English and multilingualism

    2. Concepts

    4. World Englishes

    5. English as a lingua franca

    6. Global Englishes attitudes and ideology

    3. Current debates

    7. Global Englishes in intercultural and transcultural communication

    8. Global Englishes in education

    9. The future of Global Englishes

    Part 2: Further Reading

    · Global Englishes and ELF

    · World Englishes

    · Global Englishes and English Language Teaching and Testing

    · Global Englishes and Academia

    · Global Englishes and Intercultural/Transcultural communication

    · Regional Spread of Global Englishes

    · Other domains and functions of Global Englishes

    · Journals/book series within the field

    · Other useful links

    Part 3: Glossary



    Will Baker, Director of the Centre for Global Englishes, Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics, University of Southampton.

    Tomokazu Ishikawa, Associate Professor of English and Intercultural Communication, Otaru University of Commerce, Hokkaido Higher Education and Research System

    Jennifer Jenkins, Emeritus Professor of Global Englishes, University of Southampton