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.
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
"A broadening of student's knowledge bases regarding Englishes and how they are studied is ideal, and Introducing Global Englishes would be a useful resource for a course with that aim." -- Joel Heng Hartse, Simon Fraser University, Journal of Multlingual and Multicultural Development