Note: This is a re-issue of a previously announced book.
Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study
and are one-stop resources for students.
-is a comprehensive introduction to the subject
-covers the major historical and sociopolitical developments in world
Englishes, from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I to the present day
-explores current debates in world Englishes from English in postcolonial
America and Africa, and Asian Englishes in the Outer Circle, to Creole
development in the UK and US, English as a Lingua Franca, and the teaching
and testing of World Englishes
-draws on a range of real texts, data and examples, including articles from
the New York Times, Straits Times and The Economist, emails, texts and
transcripts of speech
-provides classic readings by some of the key names in the discipline
including David Crystal, David Graddol, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Alastair
Pennycook, and Henry Widdowson.