The Routledge Handbook of World Englishes constitutes a comprehensive introduction to the study of World Englishes. Split into six sections with 40 contributions, this Handbook discusses how English is operating in a wide range of fields from business to popular culture and from education to new literatures in English and its increasing role as an international lingua franca.
Bringing together more than 40 of the world’s leading scholars in World Englishes, the sections cover historical perspectives, regional varieties of English from across the world, recent and emerging trends and the pedagogical implications and the future of Englishes. The Handbook provides a thorough and updated overview of the field, taking into account the new directions in which the discipline is heading. This second edition includes up-to-date descriptions of a wide range of varieties of English and how these reflect the cultures of their new users, including new chapters on varieties in Bangladesh, Uganda, the Maldives and South Africa, as well as covering hot topics such as translanguaging and English after Brexit.
With a new substantial introduction from the editor, the Handbook is an ideal resource for students of applied linguistics, as well as those in related degrees such as applied English language and TESOL/TEFL.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors
Section 1 Historical Perspectives and Traditional Englishes
1 Standardized English: The History of the Earlier Circles
Daniel R. Davis
2 Grammatical variation in the contemporary spoken English of England
3 Phonological innovation in contemporary spoken British English
4 The Englishes of Ireland: Emergence, Transportation and Current Trends
5 The development of standard American English
6 The Englishes of Canada
7 English in Australia
Kate Burridge8 The English(es) of New Zealand
Margaret Maclagan and Paul Warren
Section 2 Regional Varieties
9 The development of the English language in India
Joybrato Mukherjee and Tobias Bernaisch
10 Sri Lankan Englishes
Dushyanthi Mendis and Harshana Rambukwella
11 English in education in Bangladesh: World Englishes perspectives
Obaidul Hamid and Iffat Jahan
12 East and West African Englishes: Differences and commonalities
13. Spread of English at the grassroots? Sociolinguistic evidence from two post-protectorates: Maldives and Uganda
14 South African Englishes
Susan Coetzee Van Rooy
15 China English: a future power
16 Periphery ELT: Myths about English in the Philippines
Isabel Pefianco Martin
17 English in Singapore and Malaysia Differences and Similarities
Low Ee Ling
18 English in Japan
19 Slavic Englishes: education or culture?
20 West Indian English: An Introduction to Literature in Selected Varieties
21 English and English teaching in Colombia: Tensions and possibilities in the expanding circle
Section 3: Emerging Trends and Themes
22 English as a Lingua Franca in the European context
23 Developmental patterns of English: similar or different?
Edgar W. Schneider
24 Mixed codes or varieties of English?
25 Semantic and pragmatic conceptualisations within an emerging variety: Persian English
26 Writing in Englishes ‘In Defence of Foreigness’
27 World Englishes, Social Disharmonisation, and Environmental Destruction
Section 4 Contemporary Contexts, Functions and Variables
28 Online Englishes
Mark Warschauer, Sharin Jacob and Undraa Maamuujav
29 The Englishes of Business
30 The increasing use of EMI in Higher Education
31 The Englishes of Popular Culture
32 World Englishes and Philippine call centres
33 Translanguaging and Multilingual Creativity with English in the Sinophone World
Tong King Lee and Li Wei
34 ‘Brexit’ and the postnational dimension of English in Europe
Mario Saraceni, Britta Schneider and Christine Bélanger
Section 5: Debates and Pedagogical Implications
35 Variation across Englishes Phonology
36 English language teachers in context: Who teaches what, where and why?
37 When does an unconventional form become an innovation?
David C.S. Li and Deyuan He
38 Which Test of Which English and Why?
39 Academic Englishes: A Standardised Knowledge?
Anna Mauranen, Carmen Pérez-Llantada and John M. Swales
Section 6: The Future
40 The Future of Englishes: one, many or none?
Andy Kirkpatrick is Professor of Linguistics at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Recent publications include the 2019 Routledge International Handbook of Language Education Policy in Asia (co-editor with Anthony J. Liddicoat); World Englishes: Research and Practice (2020), and Is English an Asian Language? (2020).
'This revised and extended edition will be widely welcomed, providing as it does an accessible and extremely informative and comprehensive survey of the developing diversity of World Englishes, both as a significant global phenomenon and as a prolific area of enquiry.'
H.G.Widdowson, University of Vienna, Austria
Praise for the 1st edition:
'... a fascinatingly varied collection... I would recommend it to all English teachers.' LINGUIST List
'...represents a major contribution to the discipline which will be a valuable resource and reference work for readers from a wide range of backgrounds — including historical linguistics, dialectology, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, applied linguistics and literary studies.' English World-Wide