This book provides readers with an in-depth understanding of the methodological tools that have to date been implemented within World Englishes (WE) research.
It serves as a tool to allow for better methodological rigor in interpreting prior research, as well as in conducting future research in this important area of sociolinguistic investigation. This book explores various methodological tools, ranging from corpus analysis to ethnography to questionnaires, demonstrating how such approaches have been used to address a wide range of empirical topics common to WE research. With chapters dedicated to specific methodological approaches and demonstrating these approaches in context, readers are provided with the knowledge necessary to both pursue future empirical inquiry as well as consider existing research from a critical perspective. The book will also explain the similarities and differences that exist between WE and English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and English as an International Language (EIL).
Foreword: Researching World Englishes and the Challenge of Interdisciplinarity (Kingsley Bolton)
Introduction (Peter I. De Costa)
1. World Englishes, ELF, and EIL (Dustin Crowther and Jeffrey Maloney)
Part I: Methods of Empirical Inquiry
2. Corpus Approaches to World Englishes: A Bird’s Eye View (Sandra C. Deshors and Tobias Bernaish)
3. Ethnography: Connecting the Local to the Global (Jeffrey Maloney and Matt Kessler)
4. The Use of Surveys and Questionnaires in World Englishes Research (Ying-Ying Tan)
Part II: Usage of Methodological Tools in Empirical Research
5. Applying Corpus Methods to Explore World Englishes: A Practical Perspective (Tobias Bernaisch and Sandra C. Deshors)
6. The Use of Ethnography in World Englishes (Matt Kessler and Jeffrey Maloney)
7. On Attitudes, Intelligbility and Perception: Cases of Studies in World Englishes using Surveys and Questionnaires (Ying-Ying Tan)
Part III: World Englishes in the Classroom
8. Addressing Pedagogical Inquiry in World Englishes (Dustin Crowther)
Afterword (Daniel R. Davis)
Being one of the fastest developing areas of linguistic research, World Englishes has received increasing attention in the research scholarship. There have been published monographs and books series which focus on various aspects of the spread of English across the world. However, given the burgeoning development in the field and growing demand from researchers and educators for relevant resources, there is a need to update some of the existing research and, more importantly, there is an exigency to extend the research scholarship to areas that have not hitherto received due attention. These are also the research gaps this proposed book series hopes to fill, in particular, the need for rigorous features-based and empirically-driven studies on World Englishes.
This Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics book series will provide a starting point for those who wish to know more about the aspects of the spread of English in the current globalized world. Each volume can cover the following aspects of the study of World Englishes: issues and theoretical paradigms, feature-based studies (i.e. phonetics and phonology, syntax, lexis) and language in use (e.g. education, media, the law and other related disciplines). It will contain a comprehensive bibliography of works published on the particular areas at the end of the book.
The aims of the series are