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Title: Exploring Second-Language Varieties of English and Learner Englishes
Subtitle: Bridging a paradigm gap
Edited By: Joybrato Mukherjee
Marianne Hundt
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 44

The articles in this volume are intended to bridge what Sridhar and
Sridhar (1986) have called the 'paradigm gap' between traditional SLA
research on the one hand and research into institutionalised second-
language varieties in former colonial territories on the other. Since
both learner Englishes and second-language varieties are typically
non-native forms of English that emerge in language contact
situations, it is high time that they are described and compared on an
empirical basis in order to draw conceptual and theoretical
conclusions with regard to their form, function and acquisition. The
present collection of articles places special emphasis on empirical
evidence obtained from large-scale analyses of computerised corpora
of learner Englishes (such as the International Corpus of Learner
English) and of second-language varieties of English (such as the
International Corpus of English). It addresses questions such as ‘Are
the phenomena we find in ESL and EFL varieties features or errors?’ or
‘How common and wide-spread are features across contact varieties
of English?’

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027287144
Pages: 228
Prices: Europe EURO 90.00
U.S. $ 135.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027223203
Pages: 228
Prices: U.K. £ 90.00
U.S. $ 135.00
Europe EURO 95.40