[EDLING:1663] New Book: World Englishes in Asian Contexts

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at CCAT.SAS.UPENN.EDU
Fri Jun 16 20:35:25 UTC 2006

World Englishes in Asian Contexts

Yamuna Kachru and Cecil L. Nelson

This book is the first comprehensive treatment of the spread,
acculturation, functions, and evolution of English in Asia. It discusses
all major issues resulting from the introduction of English in culturally
different contexts and the two-way interaction of English and local
languages in Asia. It also includes an extensive bibliography representing
both pedagogical and theoretical works, and lists of additional resources
in world English literatures and select websites. This book provides
essential reading for students, researchers and professionals in English
studies and world Englishes.

Yamuna Kachru is professor emerita of linguistics at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Cecil L. Nelson is an associate professor of
linguistics at Indiana State University. Series: Asian Englishes Today

Quotes: "Succinctly describes an astoundingly wide range of theoretical
and pedagogical themes. ?A remarkable contribution to our better
understanding of two major characteristics of contemporary English:
internationalization (diffusion) and diversification (adaptation)." -
Nobuyuki Honna, Aoyama Gakuin University

"One of the most comprehensive works that identifies and recognizes the
phenomenon of Asian Englishes in the global context of World Englishes.
Written in an eminently readable style, the book leaves us much richer in
our understanding of the structures and functions of Asian Englishes and
state-of-the-art in linguistic and sociolinguistic theory and practices."
- Ravinder Gargesh, University of Delhi

"Doubly useful as a reference on Asian Englishes and as a general
introduction to the world Englishes approach, this book offers up-to-date
coverage of an area that is now home to the largest number of English
users in the world. Innovative and engaging chapters treat theoretical,
educational, and research issues." - Daniel R. Davis, University of
Michigan, Dearborn

Tej K. Bhatia
Linguistics & Cognitive Sciences

312 HBC, Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York 13244-1160
email: tkbhatia at mailbox.syr.edu
Tel: 315-443-5374 (off.)
Fax: 315-443-5376

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