Call: World English Call for Contributions

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Fri Oct 7 00:22:03 UTC 2005

Call for Contributions

World Englishes
Edited by Tometro Hopkins, Florida International University

Continuum is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of
World Englishes, a twelve-volume reference set presenting a
comprehensive, detailed survey of English as it is spoken all over
the world.

The volumes, covering all the regions of the world, celebrate English
in all its diversity, and contain chapters on every variety of
English, written by experts in the field. Chapters cover:

· Demographic data
· Geographical position
· Historical background
· Socio-cultural and linguistic background
· Linguistic description of the components of the grammar
· English usage within the region
· Social, political and economic impact of English within the region
· Future implications

The World Englishes volumes are at an advanced stage, and more than
fifty internationally renowned scholars from many different countries
have already contributed to these volumes.

We are also soliciting for additional contributors who would be
interested in writing a 5,000 to 8,000 word chapter on a variety of
English in which they are a specialist.

If you would be interested in contributing to this reference set, or
for more information, please contact:

Tometro Hopkins | Associate Professor | Linguistics Program/
Department of English | Florida International University | University
Park | Miami | Florida 33199 | USA. hopkinst at

Jennifer Lovel | Commissioning Editor for Linguistics | Continuum |
The Tower Building | 11 York Road | London SE1 7NX.
jlovel at

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