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Title: Varieties of English
Subtitle: Volume 4: Africa, South and SouthaƩast Asia
Edited By: Rajend Mesthrie

This volume gives a detailed overview of the varieties of English spoken in
Africa, South and Southeast Asia, including L1 varieties (such as White
South African or St Helena English), L2 varieties (such as Cameroon,
Pakistani, or Malaysian English) as well as pidgins and creoles (such as
Nigerian or Ghanaian Pidgin).

The chapters, written by widely acclaimed specialists, provide concise and
comprehensive information on the phonological, morphological and syntactic
characteristics of each variety discussed.

The articles are followed by exercises and study questions. The exercises
are geared towards students and can be used for classroom assignments as
well as for self study in preparation for exams. Instructors can use the
exercises, sound samples and interactive maps to enhance their classroom
presentations and to highlight important language features.

The accompanying CD-ROM contains interactive maps and speech samples that
supplement the printed articles and offer material and data for further

The rich detail found in the chapters as well as the valuable tools on the
CD-Rom make this survey of English Varieties a mainstay for researchers and

Key features

*indispensable textbook for students of English linguistics
*exercises and study questions
*interactive CD-ROM

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3110196387
ISBN-13: 9783110196382
Pages: 658
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