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
Philippine English Development, Structure, and Sociology of English in the Philippines
The Shetland Dialect
Topicalization in Asian Englishes Forms, Functions, and Frequencies of a Fronting Construction
By Emily Tsz Yan Fong
September 26, 2022
This volume explores Chinese identity through the lens of both the Chinese and English languages. Until the twentieth century, English was a language associated with capitalists and "military aggressors" in China. However, the massive progression of globalisation in China following the 1980s has ...
By Zhichang Xu
September 15, 2022
This book offers a distinct exploration of Chinese English – which has the largest rising population of speakers in the World Englishes (WE) family. The book focuses on the fundamental issues of ‘names’ and ‘norms’ that are closely related to Chinese English and the ‘narratives’ of the speakers of ...
By Ariane Macalinga Borlongan
September 09, 2022
Philippine English is a comprehensive reference work on the history, sociology, and linguistic structure of Philippine English. It offers readers unprecedented access to a synthesis of the last fifty years of research into Philippine English as well as putting forward a new and better understanding...
By Azirah Hashim, Gerhard Leitner
May 30, 2022
English in Southeast Asia and ASEAN embeds English in its various regional Southeast Asian and political ASEAN language habitats. Addressing the history, developmental stages and contacts with other languages, it provides in-depth information on the region and its political organization. In doing ...
By Peter Sundkvist
May 30, 2022
The traditional dialect spoken in the Shetland Isles, the northernmost part of Scotland and Britain, is highly distinct. It displays distinct, characteristic features on all linguistic levels and particularly in its sound system, or its phonology. The dialect is one of the lesser- known varieties ...
By Susanne Mohr
October 29, 2021
This book is the first comprehensive analysis of nominal plural marking, its morphosyntax and semantics, across different African varieties of English. Mohr explores the rich diversity in the varieties and how different conceptualizations of the number category are realized across different ...
By Ee Ling Low, Anne Pakir
August 30, 2021
This book provides a first systematic and comprehensive account of English in East and South Asia (EESA) based on current research by scholars in the field. It has several unique features. Firstly, it provides a rigorous theoretical overview that is necessary for the understanding of EESA in ...
By Sarah Buschfeld
August 02, 2021
Combining the World Englishes framework with First Language Acquisition methodology, this book investigates children’s acquisition of L1 English in the context of multilingual Singapore, one of the traditional Kachruvian Outer Circle or ESL countries.The book investigates language choice, use, and ...
By Cara Penry Williams
June 30, 2021
Folklinguistics and Social Meaning in Australian English presents an original study of Australian English and, via this, insights into Australian society. Utilising folklinguistic accounts, it uncovers everyday understandings of contemporary Australian English through variations across linguistic ...
By Sven Leuckert
September 30, 2020
Shortlisted for the 2020 ESSE Book Award in English Language and LinguisticsThis monograph is the first comprehensive study of topicalization in Asian second-language varieties of English and provides an in-depth analysis of the forms, functions, and frequencies of topicalization in four Asian ...
By Jette G. Hansen Edwards
June 30, 2020
The focus of this book is on the impact of politics on language and identity in Hong Kong. The book is the first study to track real time language attitude changes against a divisive political landscape. It is also the most comprehensive study of language attitudes in Hong Kong to date, taking ...
By Nobuyuki Hino
December 12, 2019
The teaching of English in the Expanding Circle, traditionally called EFL countries, has long been regarded as having no choice but to follow Inner Circle or Anglo-American norms, both in pedagogy and language models. This situation is in sharp contrast with that of the Outer Circle, or ESL ...