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Lexical Innovation in World Englishes contributes to the investigation of World Englishes by offering insights into the lexical developments of selected English varieties and their cross-fertilization potential. Taking a theoretical and empirical approach and focusing on neological formations, this book:
Including eight empirical case studies, this innovative text shows the importance of investigating lexical developments to observe the evolution of a variety while arguing for the need to go beyond a purely structuralist approach and to include a broader discursive and sociological perspective. Lexical Innovation in World Englishes is key reading for postgraduate students and researchers in the fields of World Englishes and language varieties.
Acknowledgments List of abbreviations Part 1 1 Introduction 2 Investigating English and Englishes Part 2 3 Lexical developments 4 Word-formation processes 5 Methodological approach Part 3 6 Case studies 7 Conclusions Appendix 1 Appendix 2 References Index