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Introducing Global Englishes

1st Edition

By Nicola Galloway, Heath Rose


292 pages

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Introducing Global Englishes provides comprehensive coverage of relevant research in the fields of World Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca, and English as an International Language. The book introduces students to the current sociolinguistic uses of the English language, using a range of engaging and accessible examples from newspapers (Observer, Independent, Wall Street Journal), advertisements, and television shows. The book:

  • Explains key concepts connected to the historical and contemporary spread of English.
  • Explores the social, economic, educational, and political implications of English’s rise as a world language.
  • Includes comprehensive classroom-based activities, case studies, research tasks, assessment prompts, and extensive online resources.

Introducing Global Englishes is essential reading for students coming to this subject for the first time.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The History of English

Chapter 2: Language change and variation

Chapter 3: English as a global language: issues and attitudes

Chapter 4: Variation in ‘Native’ Englishes

Chapter 5: The ‘New’ Englishes

Chapter 6: English in Global Contexts

Chapter 7: English as a Lingua Franca

Chapter 8: Attitudes to English varieties and ELF

Chapter 9: English language teaching

Chapter 10: The future of English as a global language




About the Authors

Nicola Galloway was an English language teacher for ten years. She currently works as a Lecturer in Education (TESOL) at The University of Edinburgh, where she teaches a course on Global Englishes. She is currently working on several publications related to Global Englishes, particularly in relation to English language teaching.

Heath Rose teaches applied linguistics at Trinity College Dublin, focusing on language teacher training. Heath holds a PhD from the University of Sydney, and has taught for 17 years in Australia, Japan, and Ireland. Recent publications include articles in Applied Linguistics and Modern Language Journal.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics