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
Professional Development of English Language Teachers in Asia Lessons from Japan and Vietnam
World Englishes Rethinking Paradigms
Teaching English as an International Language Implementing, Reviewing, and Re-Envisioning World Englishes in Language Education
Negotiating Englishes and English-speaking Identities A study of youth learning English in Italy
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 ...
By Kayoko Hashimoto, Van-Trao Nguyen
December 12, 2019
Why has English language proficiency in Japan remained so low in comparison to other Asian countries? Has Vietnam attempted to improve English language teaching because ASEAN has adopted English as its working language? Why do English language teachers struggle with curriculum changes imposed by ...
By Ee Ling Low, Anne Pakir
December 12, 2019
In this book, leading scholars in the field of World Englishes (WE) offer fresh perspectives in re-thinking issues on the use of English as a global language in an interconnected world. Established as a legitimate field of study, WE offers a conceptual framework which has influenced scholarship in ...
By Louisa Willoughby, Howard Manns
November 18, 2019
Australian English is perhaps best known for its colourful slang, but the variety is much richer than slang alone. This collection provides a detailed account of Australian English by bringing together leading scholars of this English variety. These scholars provide a comprehensive overview of ...
By Peter I. De Costa, Dustin Crowther, Jeffrey Maloney
June 24, 2019
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 rigour in interpreting prior research, as well as in conducting future research in ...
By Roby Marlina
September 15, 2017
How do teachers inspire students to learn to appreciate different Englishes? Has anyone tried to teach world Englishes? If so, what do they do and how do they feel about it? Most importantly, do students see the benefits in learning about world Englishes? This book responds to these questions by 1)...
By Jacqueline Aiello
July 13, 2017
This book explores the effects of the global spread of English by reporting on a sequential explanatory mixed-methods study of the language attitudes, motivation and self-perceived English proficiency of youth in two Italian cities. Participant narratives highlight the far-reaching role that ...
By Hyejeong Ahn
April 07, 2017
This book critically examines South Korean English teachers’ awareness of and attitude towards eight varieties of English and how they respond to the proposal of a World Englishes approach in their teaching practice. It showcases the deeply rooted favouritism towards American English and ...
By Andrew Sewell
April 12, 2016
This book explores the topics of English accents and pronunciation. It highlights their connections with several important issues in the study of English in the world, including intelligibility, identity, and globalization. The unifying strand is provided by English pronunciation models: what do ...
By Michael O'Sullivan, David Huddart, Carmen Lee
October 21, 2015
This collection is unique in bringing together key thinkers on language and literature to discuss the future of English in Asia. Many of the contributors are themselves responsible for important sub-genres in English linguistics and literary studies and this collection gives them the opportunity to...