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The History and Development of World Englishes Series

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During the seventeenth century, the English language began to be transported, transplanted and transformed through the voyages of exploration and the processes of territorial and administrative colonization. Later in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the process of British and American imperial expansion took the English language to many parts of Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, China and Japan.
This series will trace the development of English as a world language from the Elizabethan age through to the beginning of the 21st century and includes key texts associated with the history of World Englishes, including: travel literature, missionary writings, articles by colonial officials, dictionaries, glossaries, legal documents, policy statements, textbooks, journalistic pieces and early examples of creative writing from the Anglophone diaspora.

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Asian Englishes

Asian Englishes

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Hunt, Braj B. Kachru
December 21, 2006

In recent decades, the cultural and linguistic legacies of the colonial era have been superseded by the globalization of English through the international mass media, particularly via satellite television and the Internet. In many societies that were previously the colonies of Anglophone powers, ‘...

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